Pass The Popcorn : Don Cheadle Readies His Trumpet Chops For 'Miles Ahead' Biopic [Exclusive Video Clip]

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Don Cheadle's highly anticipated directorial debut in the Miles Davis biopic Miles Ahead is no longer a thing of fiction. In an exclusive clip of some behind-the-scenes antics, we find the astute actor jabbing through some licks on the trumpet, proving he's putting in more than the administrative work to get the project off the ground. You can also find him and the heirs to the Davis throne Erin Davis (son) and Vince Wilburn Jr. (nephew) in a cooled-out discourse waxing on the method to Miles' madness.

All of this comes as a companion to the newly launched Indiegogo campaign that will crowdsource the funding for the film and drive the project out of the conceptual stages and onto the silver screen. So be sure to support, as the campaign only runs for another 15 days and any contribution would be a righteous appropriation of funds on behalf of the King Of Cool's legacy. We'll have plenty more on the project as it leaves the storyboard phase and heads into production. Peep the first glimpse of Don Cheadle getting his chops up below and keep it locked for some more exclusive footage in the months to come.

Miles Ahead: Don Cheadle with Erin Davis & Vince Wilburn Jr. from Miles Movie on Vimeo.