Don Cheadle will play Miles Davis in a biopic the actor has long planned on the innovative jazz pioneer.
BiFrost Pictures told the Associated Press on Wednesday that it will finance and produce “Kill the Trumpet Player,” with Cheadle also making his directorial debut. Cheadle has been trying to make the film for years. Production is finally set to begin in June.
The production company said the movie will focus on when Davis temporarily retired from making music and then re-emerged in 1979. The script is written by Cheadle and Steven Baigelman.
Ewan McGregor will co-star as a Rolling Stone reporter, and Zoe Saldana will play Frances Davis, the trumpet player’s former wife. Davis collaborator Herbie Hancock will be involved in the production.
Davis died in 1991 at age 65.
Swift shares catwalk with angels
The Victoria’s Secret Angels worked their magic on the catwalk Wednesday, weaving between chart-toppers Taylor Swift and Fall Out Boy, and some fancy sets and stage tricks, yet somehow keeping the spotlight mostly on themselves.
The elaborate wings, shiny sequins and strategic flashes of skin certainly helped.
Swift donned a Union Jack costume and a sparkly silver minidress, but she never put on the lingerie that makes this annual fashion show so famous. She did give a lively performance of “I Knew You Were Trouble” that got the crowd at the Lexington Avenue Armory in New York on its feet.
This was the 18th Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. It will be shown as a one-hour special on CBS on Dec. 10.
Bieber bad in Buenos Aires
Argentines are expressing outrage over the latest scandal to emerge from Justin Bieber’s wild tour through Buenos Aires, saying the way he treated the Argentine flag shows he has no respect for his fans or the country.
Videos from Saturday night’s concert show how Bieber reacted when fans tossed Argentine flags onto the stage. The videos show him treating the flags like dirty rags, using his shoes and then a microphone stand to sweep them off the stage.
Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun tweeted that Bieber will be back to Argentina. He might want to think carefully on that: Insulting Argentina’s flag is a crime punishable by up to four years in prison.
The birthday bunch
Jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis is 79. Writer P.J. O’Rourke is 66. Zydeco singer-accordionist Buckwheat Zydeco is 66. Guitarist James Young (Styx) is 64. Singer Stephen Bishop is 62. Pianist Yanni is 59. Actor D.B. Sweeney is 52. Actress Laura San Giacomo (“Just Shoot Me”) is 52. Rapper Reverend Run (Run-DMC) is 49. Actor Josh Duhamel (“Las Vegas”) is 41. Actor Brian Dietzen (“NCIS”) is 36.