Born to be Blue starring Ethan Hawke is a re-imagining of jazz trumpeter Chet Baker’s life in the 60’s. When Chet stars in a film about himself, a romance heats up with his costar, the enigmatic Jane (Carmen Ejogo). Production is shelved when Chet’s past comes back to haunt him and it appears he may never play music again but Jane challenges him to mount a musical comeback against all the odds.
Born to Be Blue is a Canadian drama film directed by Robert Budreau. It was shown in the Special Presentations section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. The film is about American jazz musician Chet Baker. The film is scheduled to be released in a limited release on 25 March 2016, by IFC Films.
In October 2014, it was announced that Ethan Hawke had joined the cast portraying the role of Chet Baker, with Robert Budreau directing from a screenplay he wrote. That same month, it was announced that Carmen Ejogo, Callum Keith Rennie had also joined the cast of the film. Filming took place in Sudbury, Ontario, in fall 2014.
Born to Be Blue
Directed by: Robert Budreau
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Carmen Ejogo, Callum Keith Rennie, Tony Nappo, Janet-Laine Green, Natassia Halabi, Katie Boland
Screenplay by: Robert Budreau
Production Design by: Aidan Leroux
Cinematography by: Steve Cosens
Film Editing by: David Freeman
Costume Design by: Anne Dixon
Set Decoration by: David LeBrun
Art Direction by: Joel Richardson
Music: , David Braid, Todor Kobakov, Steve London
MPAA Rating: None.
Studio: IFC Films
Release Date: March 25, 2016