Here's our first official look at André Benjamin, a.k.a. André 3000, as Jimi Hendrix in the upcoming biopic of the musician. The movie is called All Is By My Side, and it's being helmed by writer and director John Ridley for Darko Entertainment. He definitely looks the part. Here's the synopsis:
In “All Is By My Side,” there’s rock music. Then there's Jimi Hendrix. “All Is By My Side” captures the energy, the charisma, the mind-boggling talent of a legend whose musical influence still resonates around the world today. Based on actual interviews and archival materials, “All Is By My Side” brings authenticity and poignantly reveals a Jimi Hendrix behind the legend. At its heart a love story, “All Is By My Side” is about a man growing up, falling in love and becoming Jimi.
The story will focus on Hendrix's time in England between 1966 and 1967 when he worked on his debut album, Are You Experienced.
The movie is set to premiere at TIFF.