Sony Pictures Classics is proud to announce its new acquisition Miles Ahead, a Don Cheadle-directed biopic of the iconic singer Miles Davis, who for reasons we can’t discern appears to be holding some sort of valved blowing device in the photo above.

SPC announced its acquisition of the film in a statement released yesterday, which was picked up by The Hollywood Reporter, TheWrap, and other industry watchers. It read:

What Don Cheadle has done here with the spirit of Miles Davis is truly astounding. We are not only witnessing for the first time this part of Miles Davis’ story as it deserves to be told, but also the birth of a major film director who happens to portray the iconic singer in a jaw dropping performance.

Boy, could that Miles sing. Congratulations, Sony Pictures Classics!

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