WATCH: Ethan Hawke Channels Chet Baker in “Born to Be Blue” Clip

The film will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival on September 13.

Fresh off of his Oscar–nominated performance in Boyhood, Ethan Hawke is now adding his talents to a biopic about the great jazz trumpeter Chet Baker.

Born to Be Blue follows Baker (Hawke) in the late ’60s, in the midst of trying to regain control of his life and career after a crippling heroin addiction. The film, which will premiere in a couple of weeks at the Toronto Film Festival, will also depict the aftermath of the musical legend’s horrific beating in Northern California.

Check out the first look at Hawke as the musician below within this short clip premiered by Variety.

Born to Be Blue premiere at the Toronto Film Festival on September 13. There is no set wide release date yet.

(via Variety)

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