Snapshot: André 3000 as Jimi Hendrix in ‘All Is By My Side’ biopic


Doesn’t André 3000 capture Jimi Hendrix almost spot on? I know, it’s only ONE semi-blurry snapshot but I already know 3 Stacks won’t let us down.

If you have no idea what you’re looking at, this is the first still of rap legend and one-half of Outkast, André 3000, portraying another music legend, Jimi Hendrix, in a new Hendrix memoir film, All Is By My Side, premiering at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. In short, the biopic, filmed in Ireland, focuses on the early days of Hendrix’s career. In a more detailed official synopsis:

Jimmy James, an unknown backup guitarist, left New York City for London, England in 1966. A year later he returned — as Jimi Hendrix. All Is By My Side brings authenticity and poignancy to the story of the man behind the legend, and of the people who loved and inspired him. Starring Imogen Poots, Hayley Atwell, André Benjamin, Ruth Negga and Adrian Lester.

A trailer for the film should be coming out soon. As for a release date, let’s hope it will be some day in 2013.