Don Cheadle‘s Miles Ahead will close the 53rd New York Film Festival on 10.11.15. I don’t know why this film hasn’t been on my down-low list, but it hasn’t been…sorry. I guess it’s because I get a little cautious when an actor directs for the first time. Maybe because I’m sensing an aura of worship. Cheadle stars as the legendary, ass-kicking, Michael Mann-inspiring jazz trumpeter, and co-wrote the script with Steven Baigelman and the legendary, ass-kicking screenwriting team of Stephen J. Rivele and Christopher Wilkinson. And it’s heartening, by the way, to see Middle of Nowhere‘s Emayatzy Corinealdi back in the swing of things. Also costarring Ewan McGregor (as Dave Brill), Michael Stuhlbarg, Keith Stanfield, Austin Lyon.