Ewan McGregor and Zoe Saldana are joining the Miles Davis biopic, Kill The Trumpet Player.

The film is the directorial debut of Don Cheadle who is also set to star as Davis, reports Digital Spy.

The film tells the story of the musician coming out of his silent period when he works with a journalist, who will be played by McGregor, in an effort to steal his music back.

Speaking about the movie Cheadle said “This film won't try to give a broad overview of Davis's life and give short shrift to this man's story. For us as creative people, the time of his life that was most interesting was the five years when he wasn't playing, when he was silent.

"What was going on in his mind? And how did he come out of it and return to music?"