In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Don Cheadle explained what first attracted him to the music of Miles Davis. "It was what he wasn’t doing," the famous actor noted. "It was more about the way he allowed things to finish in the listener’s head, as opposed to trying to define every moment. Miles was a lot about space, and that’s something that was unique. People usually wanted to show everything that they know, and Miles seemed to intimate and insinuate and let you finish things off in your head."
Cheadle will portray the jazz legend in a new movie, Miles Ahead, which is due out April 1. The film also marks Cheadle's directorial debut. "It kind of came to me that it would be hard for anyone else possibly to see it the same way that I was seeing it," he told EW. "So if I was going to do it, I’d probably have to direct it."
Watch the first trailer for the movie above, and read the whole interview here.