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Don Cheadle to play Miles Davis

Don Cheadle is to play Miles Davis in a biopic about the innovative jazz pioneer.

BiFrost Pictures announced that it will finance and produce Kill The Trumpet Player, which will also see Don making his directorial debut.

Ewan McGregor will co-star as a Rolling Stone reporter and Zoe Saldana will play Frances Davis, the trumpet player's former wife.

Flight star Don, 48, has been trying to make the film for years and now p roduction is finally set to begin in June.

The production company said the movie will focus on when Davis temporarily retired from making music and then re-emerged in 1979.

The script was written by Don and Steven Baigelman, and Davis collaborator Herbie Hancock will be involved in the production.

Davis died in 1991 at the age of 65.

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