For many years there’s been talk of a Jimi Hendrix biopic but various issues have stood in the way of getting a major one made. However those have been cleared away for Jimi: All Is By My Side, which sees André Benjamin, aka André 3000 of Outkast as the legendary musician.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘OutKast’s André Benjamin stars as Jimi Hendrix in this revealing biopic from Academy Award-winning writer-director John Ridley (12 Years A Slave). Covering a year in Hendrix’s life from 1966-67 as an unknown backup guitarist playing New York’s Cheetah Club to making his mark in London’s music scene up until his Monterey Pop triumph, the film presents an intimate portrait of the sensitive young musician on the verge of becoming a rock legend.’
Imogen Poots, Hayley Atwell and Burn Gorman also star. It’s due out in the UK in August. [Read more…]