Andre 3000′s Jimi Hendrix Biopic to Start Shooting This Month
Andre 3000 has long been attached to a biopic detailing the life of Rolling Stone’s “Greatest Guitarist of All Time.” First, he was off of the project. Then he was back on. Next, the project was blocked. Well, it appears that not only is the movie back on, but it will begin shooting in Ireland this month.
According to the Irish Film & Television Network, the film will begin principle photography by the end of May. “All Is By My Side”will document 1966-1967. It was during this period where Hendrix’s was discovered in a New York club by Keith Richards’ girlfriend who introduced him to his manager, Chas Chandler. Chandler then flew Hendrix while he put together one of the best rock debuts of all time, Are You Experienced?
John Ridley (U-Turn & Three Kings) is set to direct the feature.
3000 is no stranger to the big screen. The Atlanta rapper has had roles in Be Cool, Four Brothers, Semi-Pro and Idlewild. I’ll put myself out there and say he hasn’t had the biggest impact with his acting. I’m wondering if Mr. Benjamin will be able to hold down an entire film with himself as the lone focus. Hopefully so. A lot of people–white, black, hip-hop fans, rock fans–will be clamoring to see the finished piece.