André 3000

André 3000 Stars as Jimi Hendrix in Biopic

  /  07.24.2013

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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