There are something like 32,000 Marvel characters in the upcoming superhero ensemble Avengers: Infinity War, so naturally when the stars hit the red carpet at this weekend’s D23 Expo, we wondered what the vibe has been like on set so far. Is it chaotic? Is it cliquey? Are they all just one big happy family?
You have to wonder how Kevin Hart’s pitch went to Don Cheadle when attempting to recruit the Oscar-nominated actor to appear in Kevin Hart: What Now?, the comic’s new standup special/action movie. Guess we’ll have to see Kevin Hart: What Now?
Don Cheadle in ‘Miles Ahead’ (Sony Pictures Classics) Don Cheadle wrote, directed, produced, and stars in Miles Ahead, a drama with a caper-esque twist that finds jazz legend Miles Davis in the midst of a five-year musical abyss. Cheadle didn’t compose the film (that title goes to acclaimed pianist Robert Glasper), but he endeavored to create a piece of art that mirrored a Miles Davis number: one that’s challenging, soulful, improvisational, and unlike anything the star has done before — and unlike any biographical music film you’ve seen before. The movie, which premiered at last fall’s New York Film Festival and is playing in select theaters now was a passion project (“partly a compassion project,” Cheadle joked) for the the first-time director, who played saxophone growing up. Miles Davis has always been known as the epitome of cool.
Here’s the first footage of Don Cheadle playing late jazz great Miles Davis in the upcoming biopic Miles Ahead. In the exclusive clip above, we see Cheadle as Davis during a studio session with his band, and it’s clear the trumpet player has a precise sound in mind. Reporter Dave Braden, played by Ewan McGregor, manages to work his way into the famed musician’s house, and from there, the two set out on an odyssey to recover a stolen tape of Davis’s latest arrangements.