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‘All is by My Side’ – Unauthorized Jimi Hendrix Biopic Rumors, Facts + More

Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix
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After years of discussions, there will indeed be a new Jimi Hendrix biopic, entitled ‘All is by My Side.’ Here is a complete rundown of all the facts, rumors and interesting news surrounding this highly anticipated movie.

Production and Release Schedule:

Work on the film is currently underway as of June 2012, albeit without the consent of the Jimi Hendrix Estate. A release date has not been scheduled.

Cast and Crew:

Director & Screenwriter: John Ridley. His previous credits include work on ‘Three Kings’ and ‘U-Turn.’

Jimi Hendrix: Andre “3000″ Benjamin, one-half of the popular hip-hop group Outkast. He began discussing portraying Hendrix on the big screen as far back as 2004. Before him there were rumors of Prince maybe taking on the role someday, but it never came to fruition. Benjamin is not a novice to acting. After taking on small roles in ‘Hollywood Homicide’ and ‘Be Cool,’ he took on larger parts in the Outkast film ‘Idlewild,’ the Will Ferrell comedy ‘Semi-Pro’ and the Mark Wahlberg movie ‘Four Brothers.’

Keith Richards: Little-know Ashley Charles will be playing the Rolling Stones legend in this film.

Linda Keith: Hayley Atwell, best known for her starring role in 2011′s ‘Captain America,’ will appear in the movie as Linda Keith, a onetime girlfriend of Keith Richards who later dumped the musician after falling for Hendrix. She reportedly gave the guitarist a recording of Tim Rose singing ‘Hey Joe,’ which became his breakthrough hit.

John (unknown role): Laurence Kinlan

Unknown Role: Imogen Poots (best known for her roles in ‘Fright Night’ and ‘Me and Orson Welles.’)

Music / Soundtrack:

‘All is by My Side’ has pulled in an impressive array of players to recreate not only Jimi’s music, but that of Cream as well. Drummer Kenny Aronoff told us of his involvement during a recent interview. He mentioned playing with guitarist Waddy Wachtel and bassist Lee Sklar during a two-day session.

During this time, the group recorded ‘Wild Thing’ and ‘Killing Floor’ with Andre 3000 on vocals. During the Cream segment, Aronoff revealed it was a challenge because he had to change drumming styles and get in the mindset of Ginger Baker rather than Mitch Mitchell.

Plot:

The film is said to zero in on the period between 1966 and 1967 when the young guitarist was discovered in New York and brought to England to record his first album, ‘Are You Experienced?’

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