It’s a rumor that’s been circulating for years now, but the reality of a Jimi Hendrix project with André 3000 in the leading role has just been confirmed. The Atlanta rapper has been acting for years now and this will be his most high-profile gig yet, presuming it works out. He’s never really established himself as a talent to watch on screen, so there are some personal reservations about seeing him play Hendrix but it’s certainly not outside the realm of possibility that this could turn out really well. Writer-director John Ridley did pen the fantastic Three Kings a while back, so he’s certainly got it in him to turn around a great movie. The film is going to be called All Is By My Side, and will cover Hendrix’ time in England from 1966-67, essentially when his career took off to what we know it as today.

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