Miles Davis Biopic 'Miles Ahead' Gets First Offical Trailer & Movie Clip

By Matt O'Bryant

Sony Pictures Classic has released the first official trailer for the highly anticipated Mile Davis biopic Miles Ahead. The film is directed by and starring Don Cheadle as the legendary Miles Davis. The film marks Don Cheadle's directorial debut and also stars Ewan McGregor as a sketchy journalist trying to write Davis' comeback story. In a recent interview with EW Cheadle explains how the directing gig came about, as he was originally just planning on starring in the film:

"[W]hen it first came to me, it was just something for me to act in. When I met with [Miles’] family, I told them I wanted to do something that wasn’t like I had seen before, and I had a take on the movie, that if I was going to play him, that it had to be as creative and different, that if it wasn’t as aspirational as he was, then I wasn’t really that interested. And before I got to my house after that meeting, it kind of came to me that that would be hard for anyone else possibly to see it the same way that I was seeing it, so if I was going to do it, I’d probably have to direct it. And as I was calling them, they were kind of calling me to say the same thing."

Check out the official trailer and first clip below:


The film finds Davis at a low point in the late 1970s, out of the spotlight and suffering from pain and a drug addiction. He’s approached by a sketchy journalist (Ewan McGregor) who is determined to write his comeback story. When Davis’s unheard session tapes are stolen by a record producer (Michael Stuhlbarg), the two men set out to get them back. The story of Davis’ earlier years, including his marriage to dancer Frances Taylor (Emayatzy Corinealdi) are told via flashbacks.
— Synopsis

Miles Ahead hits theaters on April 1st, 2016.