In Ireland there’s an exciting biopic in the works, showing the other side of Andre 3000. The rapper is living in the 1960s as the famed Jimi Hendrix and producers say the “transformation has been amazing”. In a nutshell, Andre 3000 is Jimi Hendrix in biopic.
Andre 3000 of OutKast is currently playing the part of one of the most loved and famed musicians in rock history. Jimi Hendrix is a part for the connoisseur and film producer Sean McKittrick has definitely made the best choice for the biopic casting. “All Is By My Side” features Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix in the colorful 1960s.
Film producer Sean McKittrick says the rapper has adapted very well to the part’s specifics. “Andre has been Jimi for four months now” explains the man that also produced “Donnie Darko” and “World’s Greatest Dad”. “He speaks and walks like Jimi. He dropped a ton of weight. The transformation has been amazing” concludes the movie producer.
Although the producer hasn’t been given the right to use any of Hendrix’s songs in the Experience Hendrix estate overseer catalog, McKittrick is confident things will go fine. He hopes the movie will be ready in time to screen it during Sundance Film Festival 2013 and then in theaters.
Experience Hendrix explained in a statement that it “has made it known many times in the past that no such film, were it to include original music or copyrights created by Jimi Hendrix, can be undertaken without its full participation”.
The Jimi Hendrix biopic covers the years before the musician’s hit debut “Are You Experienced”. Everything happens in London at the end of the 1960s showing even performances of Hendrix ahead of the 1967 hit debut.
“The storyline of ‘All Is By My Side’ focuses on the early days of Jimi’s career, when his performance largely consisted of innovative interpretations of existing songs” explained Andre 3000’s rep. “These are the performances that got him discovered, blew everyone’s minds and helped him become the icon he become” the statement adds.
Andre 3000 will sing various cover versions of the tracks Hendrix sang ahead of 1967, as well as some from Muddy Waters and The Beatles. Waddy Wachtel, Leland Sklar and Kenny Aronoff join Andre 3000 on the biopic’s soundtrack.