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REVIEW: Ethan Hawke & Robert Budreau's 'Born to Be Blue' Makes a Tragic Figure Cool Again

REVIEW: 'Born to Be Blue' Makes Tragic Chet Baker Cool Again >>

Given the measure of biopics coming out this year about late jazz legends, one would think that the time has come for the genre to make a comeback. Zoe Saldana channels Nina Simone, Don Cheadle the late trumpeter Miles Davis and, brokenheartedly, Ethan Hawke does the heroine-driven Chet Baker. A narrative that wants to bring you low--way low--the story fails, however, to do much to remedy its self-imposed blues.

Chet Baker Biopic 'Born to Be Blue' Starring Ethan Hawke Debuts at Toronto Film Fest

Chet Baker Biopic 'Born to Be Blue' Starring Ethan Hawke to Debut at Toronto Film Fest >>

Ethan Hawke is coming off a hot year with a much cooler film that is set to debut at the Toronto Film Festival. "Born to Be Blue," which features Ethan Hawke as the studded trumpeter-vocalist, Chet Baker, will premiere at the festival in September.

Ethan Hawke to Play Chet Baker in New Biopic 'Born to Be Blue' Directed by Robert Budreau

Ethan Hawke to Play Chet Baker in New Biopic 'Born to Be Blue' Directed by Robert Budreau >>

Ethan Hawke is coming off a busy year with several awards season contenders in the mix, including Boyhood; documentary Seymour: An Introduction; Peter Spierig's Predestination; Andrew Niccol's Good Kill; and Shakespeare's Cymbeline. And next in the way of blockbusters: the Chet Back biopic Born to Be Blue.

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