Sony Pictures Classics have acquired Don Cheadle's directorial debut, Miles Ahead. The Miles Davis biopic will see Cheadle working both behind and in front of the camera, since as well as trying his hand at directing for the first time he'll also be playing the part of Davis himself.

"Miles was many things…a supreme artist and a national treasure but also an enigma to those around him, especially during his so-called quiet period," says Cheadle. "With the family's blessing and Miles' tenets on creativity as our guide, we used these cloistered years as a jumping off point to compose the story of a self-exiled artist creating his own 'centrifugal adventure' to spin himself back into playing music again. And now I'm delighted that we've found the perfect partners in Michael, Tom and the SPC team to take this journey with us."

It will premiere on 11th October at the 53rd New York Film Festival, but there is not theatrical release date yet. Miles Ahead also stars Ewan McGregor, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Michael Stuhlbarg and Keith Stanfield.