Synopsis by Jack Rodgers
In this unconventional biopic, legendary jazz trumpeter Chet Baker (Ethan Hawke) must relearn his craft in the late '60s after his front teeth are knocked out during a mugging. As he strives to get his career back on track and overcome his heroin addiction, he receives support from his new girlfriend (Carmen Ejogo), an actress who was cast to play his lover in a movie about his life. Written and directed by Robert Budreau, Born to Be Blue made its world premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.
addiction, comeback, heroin, jazz, musician, trumpet