Actor Ethan Hawke has been cast as late jazz musician Chet Baker in a new biopic.

The Training Day star will portray the trumpeter in Born to Be Blue, a film which will centre on Baker's efforts to rebuild his career in the 1970s.

The Purge: Anarchy's Carmen Ejogo and The Butterfly Effect's Callum Keith Rennie will also appear in the movie, which is currently filming in Ontario, Canada under the directorship of Robert Budreau.

Baker passed away in 1988.