Born to Be Blue

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Ethan Hawke lights up the screen as jazz legend Chet Baker, whose tumultuous life is thrillingly reimagined with wit, verve, and style to burn. In the 1950s, Baker was one of the most famous trumpeters in the world, renowned as both a pioneer of the... read more
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Ethan Hawke lights up the screen as jazz legend Chet Baker, whose tumultuous life is thrillingly reimagined with wit, verve, and style to burn. In the 1950s, Baker was one of the most famous trumpeters in the world, renowned as both a pioneer of the West Coast jazz scene and an icon of cool. By the 1960s, he was all but washed up, his career and personal life in shambles due to years of heroin addiction. In his innovative anti-biopic, director Robert Budreau zeroes in on Baker’s life at a key moment in the 1960s, just as the musician attempts to stage a hard-fought comeback, spurred in part by a passionate romance with a new flame (Camen Ejogo). Creatively blending fact with fiction and driven by Hawke’s virtuoso performance, BORN TO BE BLUE unfolds with all the stylistic brio and improvisatory genius of great jazz.

Original Release

09/13/2015

US Release

03/25/2016

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Cast

Ethan Hawke Chet Baker
Carmen Ejogo Elaine / Jane / Jane/Elaine
Callum Keith Rennie Dick Bock / Dick
Tony Nappo Officer Reid
Stephen McHattie Chesney Baker Sr. / Dad
Janet-Laine Green Vera Baker / Mom
Janine Theriault Florence
Katie Boland Sarah
Dan Lett Danny Friedman
Sophia Walker Real Elaine / Real Sophia
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Robert Budreau

Writers

Robert Budreau, James Luscombe

Cast

Ethan Hawke Chet Baker
Carmen Ejogo Elaine / Jane / Jane/Elaine
Callum Keith Rennie Dick Bock / Dick
Tony Nappo Officer Reid
Stephen McHattie Chesney Baker Sr. / Dad
Janet-Laine Green Vera Baker / Mom
Janine Theriault Florence
Katie Boland Sarah
Dan Lett Danny Friedman
Sophia Walker Real Elaine / Real Sophia
Kevin Hanchard Dizzy Gillespie
Drew Davis Beau
Charles Officer Bowling Alley Thug / Bowling Alley Dealer
Tony Nardi Nicholas
Michael Cleland Jazz Bar Patron
Jeremy Cormier Record Co. Executive
Douglas E. Davidson Night Club Patron - New York
Kevin Hoffman Record Executive
Adam Moryto Record Executive
Sandro Spaziani Musician - Jazz Drummer

Producers

Terry Bird Executive Producer
Gurpreet Chandhoke Executive Producer
Andrew Chang-Sang Executive Producer
D. Matt Geller Executive Producer
Stefan Jacobs Executive Producer
Christina Kubacki Executive Producer
Adam Moryto Executive Producer
Patrick Roy Executive Producer
William G. Santor Executive Producer
Mark Slone Executive Producer
John Hills Executive Producer
Jake Seal Producer
Jennifer Jonas Producer
Leonard Farlinger Producer
Robert Budreau Producer
Shannon Fewster Producer
Olivier Gauriat Producer
Ryan Reaney Producer
David Anselmo Producer

Editors

David Freeman

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