Ivy Style has been reporting for years on Don Cheadle’s Miles Davis biopic (which is finally going to be released), but who knew there was a Chet Baker film in development?
Apparently we knew, and I’d forgotten all about it. And this weekend it opened. “Born To Be Blue” stars Ethan Hawke as the jazz trumpeter and close confidant (or rather “clothes confidant”) of Charlie Davidson of The Andover Shop.
The film has received good notices. Here’s a write-up in The Village Voice. And here’s a piece on Chet I did for The Rake a few years ago, for which I interviewed Charlie.
Hawke has played preppy before, as “Dead Poet’s Society” was one of his first films. He’s now officially a jazz-Ivy actor.
Below are a couple more stills from “Born To Be Blue.” And for those of you unfamiliar with his music, why not start here? — CC