Rolling Stone is reporting André 3000 is all set to play Jimi Hendrix in a biopic named All Is by My Side. It’s been a long time a coming and according to the Irish Film and Television Network the film is currently in preproduction in Wicklow, Ireland.
The film will scan Hendrix’s early career through 1966 and 1967. John Ridley, who penned Three Kings and 1997’s U Turn, is writing and directing the film.
Last summer there was some scuttlebutt about Hendrix’s estate trying to stop the project from moving forward but because the film is now in pre-production, we can surmise that the issues have been resolved.
I have to admit that I’m a bit excited about seeing how this one turns out!