Remember how we were ecstatically anticipating a new solo album from Andre 3000, or even another Outkast album? Well, there doesn’t seem to be any new albums on the horizon for Three Stacks, but IFTN.com reports the Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik rapper is set to star as the legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix in an upcoming biopic about the late musician.
According to reports, All Is By My Side will focus on Hendrix’s time in England from 1966 through 1967. It was during that time Hendrix was discovered in a New York night club by the girlfriend of Rolling Stones‘ guitarist Keith Richards. Hendrix then traveled to London, recorded his debut album Are You Experienced and, well, the rest is history.
The film that is currently in pre-production is written and directed by John Ridley, writer of Three Kings and U-Turn. Andre 3000 is no stranger to the big screen with previous roles in Idlewild, Four Brothers, Any Given Sunday and others. We think he’s perfect for the gig with his multi-faceted musical talents — singer, rapper, multi-instrumentalist, producer and actor. Taking on the task of playing the man who is widely considered the greatest guitarist in musical history has to be daunting. But who better to pull it off than Andre 3000, a gifted musician in his own right? We can’t wait to see more.
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