I don’t think the casting could have been any better. Outkast’s Andre “3000” Benjamin will portray Jimi Hendrix in the upcoming biopic, “All Is By My Side” and man, does he do it justice (accent and all).
Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix
The movie will be screening next week at SXSW, and for those of us sorry suckers who can’t make it out to Austin, here’s a first look at the film. The scene features Benjamin’s Hendrix getting intimate with Linda Keith, a former girlfriend of Keith Richards and a muse to both musicians. Watch the two marvel at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival lineup, featuring Simon and Garfunkel, Otis Redding, Janis Joplin…and Jimi Hendrix.
The film is written and directed by 12 Years A Slave screenwriter John Ridley. As of now, there is no U.S. release date so for now, satisfy your Hendrix needs with the short clip below.
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Article by Arpan Somani