After a recent screening of the upcoming Jimi Hendrix biopic Jimi: All Is By My Side, André 3000 revealed who he would want to play him and Big Boi if there were ever an OutKast biopic.
"It would be great to make an Outkast movie right now, but instead of really serious, make it a full comedy — like Kevin Hart would play Big Boi," he said of his rapping partner last night. And as himself? "We should cast somebody stupid — like Leonardo [DiCaprio]."
In all fairness to Andre, Leo did showcase his superior rapping ability at a club in LA over the weekend. André seemed to be kidding, but he did speak on what he would like to see out of an OutKast film, and how capturing the balance within the group is one of the most important things to him. "One of the biggest things that kills me is when people try to put Big Boi down," he said.
"The chemistry that made Outkast was the balance," the actor/rapper told Rolling Stone. "And honestly, Big's a much sharper rapper than I am. If I was going to a battle, I'd definitely bet on him instead of me."
The long-awaited film is finally slated to hit theaters on September 26, just days before Andre and Big Boi take over Atlanta for their #ATLast festival with Kid Cudi and Raury. Andre's entire interview with Rolling Stone where he speaks on the film and the rigorous process that went into the project can be read here.