We’ve known for a while now that André 3000 was set to star as Jimi Hendrix in an upcoming biopic about Hendrix called All Is By My Side, and we’ve seen the pictures. Today we get a first look at footage from the movie. To compare André’s take on Jimi to Jimi himself, just listen to these old clips of Jimi Hendrix speaking.
Jimi: All Is By My Side will premiere in full on March 12 at SXSW. A description from the festival’s site:
OutKast’s André Benjamin stars as Jimi Hendrix in this revealing biopic from 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.