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Ethan Hawke’s Chet Baker Biopic ‘Born to Be Blue’ Sold to IFC

8 October 2015 3:21 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

IFC Films has bought U.S. rights to Robert Budreau’s Chet Baker biopic “Born to Be Blue,” starring Ethan Hawke, Carmen Ejogo and Callum Keith Rennie.

The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in the “Special Presentations” section.

The movie was produced by Jennifer Jonas, Leonard Farlinger, Jake Seal and Budreau, and executive produced by William G. Santor, Adam Moryto, Mark Slone, Gurpeet Chandhoke, Stefan Jacobs, Patrick Roy, Christina Kubacki, Terry Bird, John Hills and Andrew Chang-Sang.

Hawke was a jazz icon in the 1950s who became equally famous for his drug addiction. The film mixes historical fact and fiction as it re-imagines Baker’s attempt at a comeback.

“Upending the conventions of the musical rise-and-fall formula while still offering a relatively straightforward three-act narrative, the film is anchored by an Ethan Hawke performance that ranks among the best of his career,” Variety‘s Andrew Barker wrote in his review. »

- Dave McNary

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Ethan Hawke’s Chet Baker Movie ‘Born to Be Blue’ Sells to IFC Films

8 October 2015 1:09 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

IFC Films has acquired U.S. rights to Robert Budreau’s “Born to Be Blue,” which stars Ethan Hawke as legendary musician Chet Baker, the company announced Thursday. “Born to Be Blue” recently premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in the Special Presentations section. Budreau wrote and directed the film, which co-stars Carmen Ejogo and Callum Keith Rennie. Budreau also produced “Born to Be Blue” with Jennifer Jonas, Leonard Farlinger and Jake Seal, while William G. Santor, Adam Moryto, Mark Slone, Gurpeet Chandhoke, Stefan Jacobs, Patrick Roy, Christina Kubacki, Terry Bird, John Hills and Andrew Chang-Sang served as executive producers. »

- Jeff Sneider

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