Rapper/actor Andre 3000 is set to star as Jimi Hendrix in a new movie about the rock legend. Filming for the biopic will begin later this month in Ireland.
The movie entitled All Is By My Side will show the guitar player’s life while in England in 1966 and 1967. He created legendary music with his guitar and also manufactured his debut album “Are You Experienced”.
The film will be written and directed by John Ridley, who most recently wrote the Tuskegee Airmen feature Red Tails starring Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Terrence Howard.
Andre 3000, who has acted alongside several Hollywood stars, has previous movie roles in films such asFour Brothers, Be Cool, Idlewild and Semi-Pro. The actor/musician is also a guitar player himself, which will coordinate well with him as Hendrix.