It’s been years in the making, but now we finally have the first glimpse of Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrick in the upcoming biopic entitled, ‘All Is By My Side.’ The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, but footage has just now found it’s way onto the Internet. In the released clip, we see Hendrix (played by Andre 3000) asking Linda Keith (played by Imogen Poots) to go to a film festival with him.
The film we see an American debut this coming week at the SXSW Festival & Conference in Austin, TX. Check out the first look below:
The legendary American guitarist died at age 27 in 1970, following a drug overdose at his girlfriend’s house in London. The film is being directed by John Ridley and will tell the story of Hendrix’s time in England during 1966 and 1967. The film will feature any of Hendrix’s original music because his estate did not allow so. Instead, 3000 will perform covers of The Beatles, Elvis, Muddy Waters, and The Troggs.