Having worked almost 4 years bringing this project to light, Kill the Trumpet Player will also mark Cheadle’s directorial debut. As is the trend with biopics these days, the film will concentrate on a specific period in the subject’s life instead of trying to fit a life’s story into the span of a 2 hour.
Set around 1979, it will find the venerated trumpet-player slowly returning to the music scene after years of illness, addiction and curiously-received electronic Jazz albums.
The film hasn’t even begun to shoot, so don’t expect to see this before the end of 2014. In the meantime, enjoy this live track from Davis’ seminal album, Kind of Blue.