André 3000 Stars as Jimi Hendrix in Biopic

André 3000

André 3000 becomes Jimi Hendrix in the upcoming biopic All Is By My Side. Last year, photos from the set leaked and now SPIN has obtained the first still from the film, which was shot in Dublin, Ireland. The OutKast rapper bears a striking resemblance to the rock legend.

The movie follows Hendrix in the years prior to his fame and co-stars Hayley Atwell, who plays Linda Keith, the woman who discovered the late rock star in New York’s Cheetah Club in 1966.

“In researching him, I saw that a lot of the paths that he went down were the same ones that I went down when I was a young kid,” André previously said. “He did what he thought was right for his music. I always gravitated towards him. This movie is the real shit right here. I think people will learn things they didn’t know.”

Hendrix’s estate did not allow any of his music to be used. Instead, André will perform covers of the Beatles, Elvis, Muddy Waters, and the Troggs.

All Is By My Side is set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

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6 Comments

  1. KING Chris

    My nigga lol and first!! BWAHAHAHA

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  2. Twista

    I’m honestly shocked that this film was green lit and went into production without approval from Hendrix’s estate to cover any of his actual songs. On one hand, it seems like an incredible waste of time, as I don’t think I’ve ever seen a musical biopic that didn’t involve any tracks from the artist’s catalog.

    Nonetheless, it looks like Dre really dedicated himself to the part, so I’m sure I’ll check it out at some point.

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  3. Brandt Hardin

    Seeing as they didn’t get the rights to Jimi’s music for the film, this may be a disaster. Everything Rock knows about the guitar after 1970 came from his psychedelic twisting of what the instrument could do. I paid homage to Hendrix with a portrait called Purple Haze for Rock Star Martyr. You can see it at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/09/purple-haze-jimi-hendrix.html and tell me how the voodoo child’s music found you…

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  5. bibi93

    Atliens!!

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