Andre “3000” Benjamin will hold the role of Jimi Hendrix in the upcoming biopic, All Is By My Side. Penned by “12 Years A Slave” director John Ridley, the film will cover 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.
Why such a short timeline you ask? Well it turns out they never secured the rights to Jimi’s music. Doh!
Check out the first trailer below, and find out if Mr. Ridley and company can make a quality movie about a musician, without their music, on September 26.