Just the day before, Ewan joined festival director Tiziana Rocca at the TaorminaFilmFest in Los Angeles.
Don recently discussed how Ewan was the reason the movie was able to get made.
“Only if I got a white actor to be in it some way,” Don said when asked if the film could have been made sooner. “And that’s the reality. That’s when the money got triggered, is when we cast Ewan McGregor. They would have said, ‘That’s great, I love the whole idea and the Miles music, now where’s the white guy?’ (laughs) That’s what the question continued to be.”
Ewan McGregor's Involvement Helped Fund 'Miles Ahead,' Says Don Cheadle
Source: Just Jared