Watch: First Full Trailer for 'Miles Ahead' Biopic Starring Don Cheadle

February 2, 2016

Miles Ahead Trailer

"If you gunna tell a story… come with some attitude, man!" Sony Pictures Classics has unveiled the first official trailer for Don Cheadle's new film Miles Ahead, which already played the New York Film Festival and Sundance Film Festival so far. Don Cheadle stars as legendary jazz musician Miles Davis, with a cast including Keith Stanfield, Michael Stuhlbarg, Emayatzy Corinealdi and Ewan McGregor. This trailer is all over the place, with odd cuts and awkward scenes, but I think that's the point. Like jazz, it has no particular rhyme or reason, and jumps all over. Reviews for the film say that Cheadle "buries himself in the character. His version of Davis is a creature of paranoia and understated frustration…" Give it a watch.

Here's the first official trailer for Don Cheadle's Miles Ahead, originally embedded from

Unlike most biopics, Miles Ahead focuses on just a few of the dangerous days that the jazz icon lived throughout his career as he busted out of his silent period and led up to the recording of his 1969 jaz-rock fusion album In a Silent Way. One such focus will be the time spent with a Rolling Stone writer as they tried to steal back his music, played by Ewan McGregor. The cast includes Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man) and Emayatzy Corinealdi, as well as Austin Lyon and Chris Hahn. Miles Ahead is both written & directed by actor Don Cheadle. This first premiered at the New York Film Festival last year as the Closing Night film. Sony Pictures Classics will release Miles Ahead in select theaters starting April 1st, 2016 in a few months.

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Miles ahead? I see what they did there....

TheOct8pus on Feb 2, 2016


Not bad. Shame that they could only make it if there was a white character involved in the main plot, as Don Cheadle said. Looks good

Have Hope on Feb 2, 2016


you have a reference to the interview where Cheadle said that? I've read several interviews and he hasn't even come close to saying that. and, what's the big deal? a while back there was a black girl playing the lead in "annie" - let go of your hate, have hope.

dan on Feb 2, 2016


youtube or GTFO Miles Ahead.

ryderup on Feb 2, 2016


Cheadle is a great actor. And Miles Davis was a supreme musician. I wish these guys had a less predictable road every time.

DAVIDPD on Feb 2, 2016


awesome. it looks like Cheadle will do davis as good as leon did ruffin.

dan on Feb 2, 2016


Excited for this one. I backed this project on kickstarter almost two years ago, pumped to see how it turns out.

jay on Feb 2, 2016


Mad man and genius, he was a crazy guy, but so incredible, makes musicians these days seem like boring babies.

Carpola on Feb 2, 2016


Wow he nailed that for sure. Looks great!!

Sascha Dikiciyan on Feb 2, 2016


looks really good

Trey on Feb 2, 2016


I love that Cheadle's playing Miles but something about the fact that he's directing makes me really nervous. At least it's rated R.

Jonathan on Feb 2, 2016


even if it is, it says Cheadle laughs - sounds like he's making a joke. and btw - that looks like a pretty sketchy site.

dan on Feb 3, 2016


D. Cheadle is good, no question about it. But what could make me watch it is M. Davis himself. It looks interesting, definitely. Although, I have some reserves about actors directing stories about artists ...

shiboleth on Feb 4, 2016


And that makes the whole thing really sad ...

shiboleth on Feb 4, 2016

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