Biopic of jazz legend continues to move forward…

The guys over at Screen Daily are hearing that Ewan McGregor (‘Jane Got A Gun’) and ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ star Zoe Saldana have entered into talks to come aboard the long-in-development Miles Davis biopic, ‘Kill The Trumpet Player.’

Scripted by Stephen J. Rivele and Chris Wilkinson (‘Nixon’), the film will explore the life and music of the pioneering jazz trumpeter, widely regarded as one of the most influential musicians of last century.

The film marks the directorial debut of actor Don Cheadle, who will also take lead in the film playing Davis.

Daniel Wagner’s BiFrost Pictures will fully finance the project with award-winning musician Herbie Hancock on board as executive producer and musical supervisor.