According to Variety, Don Cheadle has signed on to five movies.

The first is a biopic of jazz legend Miles Davis, on which he plans to make his feature directing debut. Stephen J. Rivele and Chris Wilkinson are writing the screenplay.

The other films are:

* Traitor is a politically charged drama that was written and will be directed by Jeff Nachmanoff (The Day After Tomorrow). Cheadle will star as an operative embedded in a terrorist organization who becomes the target of federal agents; they fear he's crossed the line and actually become a terrorist himself.

* Quest to Ref is a comic vehicle for Cheadle, scripted by Ben Watkins and Guy Guillet. Story concerns a disenchanted lawyer who follows his life dream to become a pro basketball ref.

* Peter Biegen-scripted drama Broken Adonis has Michael Apted attached to direct. Story concerns an ex-con (Cheadle) who forms an unlikely relationship with a border patrol officer and her young informant.

* Cheadle continues to work with Ocean's co-star Brad Pitt's Plan B and Reason Pictures on Marching Powder, a fact-based story of a drug dealer who spent five years as a tour guide in the notorious San Pedro Prison in Bolivia. Cheadle will play the tour guide.