By: Rizoh

Oscar-nominated actor Don Cheadle ("Hotel Rwanda") will direct and star in "Miles Davis," a biopic of the legendary jazz musician.

     The Miles Davis film project has been an idea held dear by Cheadle for the several years, but until now, a music rights issue threatened to impede its progress to the big screen.

     Carey Brokaw will share production duties with Don Cheadle, and screenwriting and producing duo Chris Wilkinson and Steve Rivele. News of Cheadle’s interest in depicting the jazz icon first surfaced in March, after Miles was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame.