First Picture Of Andre 3000 In Jimi Hendrix Biopic Released

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Andre 3000 signed on to take the role as Jimi Hendrix in the upcoming biopic based on the guitarist. The first screenshot of Dre in the movie has been released, which you can check out above.

The picture was taken from the Toronto International Film Festival’s website, where the biopic—titled All Is By My Side—will premiere in September. Below, you can read a new description of the biopic:

“Jimmy James, an unknown backup guitarist, left New York City for London, England in 1966. A year later he returned — as Jimi Hendrix. All Is By My Side brings authenticity and poignancy to the story of the man behind the legend, and of the people who loved and inspired him.”

All Is By My Side will find Andre 3000 performing songs by The Beatles and blues icon Muddy Waters. Unfortunately, the film won’t feature any songs by Hendrix, as his estate declined permission. The film focuses on Hendrix’s period in England over 1966 to 1967. Directed by John Ridley, the supporting cast includes Hayley Atwell, Imogen Poots and Burn Gorman.

[via NME]

  • Jack_Lingo

    it looks like Andre 300 in a Hendrix wig. could’ve did something more with his head

  • John SomeJerk

    How can a film about Hendrix not contain any of his music?

    • strangeblackguy

      they shouldnt even nake the damn movie then. its going to fail and andre 3000 is going to get blamed for it and even lynched by jimis white fa base seeing that its the only fan base he has. this is going to turn out terrible even if the movie is good

  • IPW, Inc.

    I agree with John…..How can you have a Jimmy Hendrix movie with no Jimmy Hendrix music?

  • Cary Rumley

    Because the Hendrix estate is full of assholery, seriously, they don’t let anybody use anything ever without an outrageous amount of money paid to them.

  • JIMI HENDRIX

    looks like part 2 of the WOOD HARRIS horrific biopic film about Jimi.