Rapper/actor Andre 3000, also known as Andre Benjamin, is set to star as Jimi Hendrix in a new movie about the rock legend. Filming for the biopic will begin later this month in Ireland.
The movie entitled All Is By My Side will show the guitar player’s life while in England in 1966 and 1967. While there, he created legendary music with his guitar and also manufactured his debut album “Are You Experienced”.
The film will be written and directed by John Ridley, who most recently wrote the Tuskegee Airmen feature Red Tails starring Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Terrence Howard. Ridley is also known as the writer of Three Kings and U-Turn.
All Is By My Side is currently in pre-production in Wicklow, Ireland. Three weeks from now, the principal photography will begin in Dublin and Wicklow. Filming will proceed for six weeks in Ireland until production wraps.
Andre 3000, who has acted alongside several Hollywood stars, has previous movie roles in films such as Four Brothers, Be Cool, Idlewild and Semi-Pro. The actor/musician is also a guitar player himself, which will coordinate well with him as Hendrix.
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