The first trailer for the Robert Budreau-directed film has dropped, featuring Hawke as "the James Dean of jazz" himself. Co-starring Carmen Ejogo, the film takes place in the 1960s after a heroin addiction had taken a professional and personal toll on the jazz trumpeter. It's at this point he begins the hard climb back to the top of his profession with the help of a passionate new romance.
Like Cheadle's Miles Ahead, the story is not quite fact, but not a total work of fiction, either. Is this becoming the latest trend in music biopics, or what?
Born to be Blue opens March 25th.