The Hitman's Bodyguard
While no one is going to mistake The Hitman’s Bodyguard for high art, it will please those in the mood for late-summer fun.
Jazz trumpeteer and vocalist Chet Baker was the epitome of cool, renowned as the pioneer of the 1950's West Coast jazz scene, but, by the 1960s, his life was in shambles due to years of heroin addiction and his career was virtually washed up. Canadian director Robert Budreau's "Born To Be Blue" is an innovative look at the musician's troubled life, turning the traditional bio pic into a medley of fact and fiction. Ethan Hawke may seem like an unusual choice to play the role of Baker, but he's riveting as he captures the essence of Baker. In this video interview, Hawke tells film journalist Katherine Tulich what drew him to the role.