For Ethan Hawke, playing late jazz trumpeter-singer Chet Baker is a dream decades in the making. The actor, 44, was "hypnotized" by the 1988 Bruce Weber film Let's Get Lost about Baker and his drug issues; he developed a script with Richard Linklater 20 years ago, but the movie never came out. Now, in Born to Be Blue, which was written and directed by Robert Budreau and debuted Sept. 13 at the Toronto International Film Festival, Hawke finally gets his chance to take on the fallen legend.

 

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