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Don Cheadle will portray Miles Davis and make his directorial debut in a long in-the-works biopic about the famed, groundbreaking jazz musician, the Associated Press reports.

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Unlike most biopics, Kill the Trumpet Player will not cover Davis' entire life and career; rather, it will focus on his brief hiatus from music between 1975 to 1979. Co-written by Cheadle and Steve Baigelman, the movie will co-star Ewan McGregor as a Rolling Stone reporter and Zoe Saldana as Davis' former wife, Frances. »

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