More Photos of Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix Emerge
Shooting of the upcoming Jimi Hendrix biopic, 'All is by My Side,' is currently underway, with Dublin filling in for London in the mid-1960s. The film, which stars Andre Benjamin, aka Andre 3000 from the hip-hop group Outkast, as the guitar hero.
Last month, the first pictures of Andre 3000 bearing a strong resemblance to Hendrix emerged, and now, some more have come to light. These photographs involve Andre 3000 and co-star Hayley Atwell walking down a street. Atwell plays Linda Keith, who was the girlfriend of Keith Richards at the time. Shortly thereafter, she left Richards and moved to New York to be with Hendrix. The British-born Atwell played Peggy Carter in last year's 'Captain America: The First Avenger.' Newcomer Ashley Charles is cast as the Rolling Stones guitarist.
'All is by My Side' is being made without the consent of Hendrix's estate, who have refused to license his music for the movie. Drummer Kenny Aronoff recently told us that he spent two days recording versions of Hendrix and Cream songs with fellow session greats Waddy Wachtel and Lee Sklar for the film.
The story reportedly centers on Hendrix's arrival in London from New York in 1966 and subsequent rise to fame.