#FIRSTLOOK: ETHAN HAWKE IN “BORN TO BE BLUE”
Since hearing about BORN TO BE BLUE being filmed here in Ontario, our eyes have been peeled for updates. We love Musician Biopics and this one looks every bit as gritty as it sounds. Today we get our first glimpse via a just-released Still of Ethan Hawke as Chet Baker. Knowing Hawke, he always goes deeps and delivers. We have high hopes! Look above for the Still!
Born to Be Blue, directed by Robert Budreau, is a powerful re-imagining of jazz legend Chet Baker‘s fall and rebirth in the 60’s. When Chet stars in a film about himself, a romance quickly heats up with his beautiful and enigmatic African American co-star, Jane (Carmen Ejogo). Production is shelved when Chet is jumped in an alleyway and suffers a beating that means he may never play music again, but Jane challenges Chet to mount a musical comeback against all the odds.
No word yet, but this says TIFF ’15 allover it!
(Photo credit: eOne Films)