ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATED ETHAN HAWKE TO PLAY LEGENDARY JAZZ ARTIST CHET BAKER

Ethan Hawke is playing legendary jazz trumpeter Chet Baker in a new film to be shot in Sudbury.

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(Ethan Hawke/Chet Baker)

The majority of the production for the film called Born to Blue is due to take place in the northern Ontario city and principal photography is already underway.

Written and directed by Robert Budreau, Hawke has helped develop the project.  The Academy and Tony Award nominated actor is having a banner year. 43 year old Hawke is generating Oscar buzz for his role in Boyhood and stars in the upcoming drama The Good Kill, about drone warfare. He’s also receiving acclaim for his documentary Seymour: An Introduction, about pianist Seymour Bernstein.

Chet Baker died in 1988.

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