A new biopic on legendary rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix has found its Jimi, CBC reports. The role of Hendrix in the movie, being made in Ireland, has gone to OutKast rapper and singer Andre 3000, the story reports.
The casting for the movie, “All Is By My Side,” was announced Monday by the Irish Film and Television Network, which revealed that the project is already in preproduction. The film is expected to star shooting in Dublin and elsewhere in about three weeks, the story notes.
The report adds: “Andre 3000, whose real name is Andre Benjamin, has appeared in Guy Ritchie’s ‘Revolver,’ the 2006 OutKast movie musical ‘Idlewild’ and films like ‘Four Brothers,’ ‘Be Cool’ and ‘Semi-Pro.’ He also had a role on TV’s ‘The Shield.’”
Andre will reportedly play Hendrix during the period leading up to his 1966 breakout and his seminal album “Are You Experienced.”