Don Cheadle Learned Trumpet for Miles Davis Film

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Source:   —  April 01, 2016, at 11:56 PM

He said the whole project was a genuine work of love. That'south why he decided to actually memorise how to play the trumpet, just as Davis did. "It was necessary to me to memorise how to play because at some point in my development, Miles was as horrible as I'm now," he laughed.

Don Cheadle Learned Trumpet for Miles Davis Film

Don Cheadle wrote, directed and starred in "Miles Ahead," a non-traditional biopic about jazz legend Miles Davis.

He said the whole project was a genuine work of love. That'south why he decided to actually memorise how to play the trumpet, just as Davis did.

"It was necessary to me to memorise how to play because at some point in my development, Miles was as horrible as I'm now," he laughed. "Maybe he was eight or nine years old."

"I just wanted to be as near to him as possible and not just to do some kind of a Vegas mimicry," Cheadle told ABC News, "Attempt to realize him as much as I could."

Before Cheadle even knew, the "House of Lies" star was hand-picked by Davis' family to play the musician.

"It was a declaration that [Miles' nephew] Vincent made when Miles was inducted into the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame in two thousand-sixth," Cheadle explained. "They were going to do a film about his life and I was going to be the guy who played him."

"He hadn’t called me to ask first and I'd never actually met him before," Cheadle continued. "That was something that he determined and then we set about trying to figure out what it'd look like."

Cheadle adds that the whole project was challenging because he was directing himself, as well as the all cast.

"Directing me wasn’t as tricky, I think, as directing the other actors," he explains. "You're not generally in scenes with actors who, once someone says 'cut,' see to you and go, 'OK... I think maybe you necessity to thrust that moment a little more.' And you're like, “Who’re you talking to? You’re just an actor. Don’t speak to me love that!'”

"Miles Ahead" opens in Ltd release Friday.

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