While Outkast was on their break prior to their epic 2014 return to the festivals around the world, André 3000 was busy shooting a movie that will likely be a major highlight of the musician’s career thus far: playing Jimi Hendrix in the biopic All is by My Side. The film will be released on September 26, 2014 and a trailer is now up on YouTube.
OutKast’s André Benjamin stars as Jimi Hendrix in this revealing biopic from Academy Award-winning writer-director John Ridley (12 Years A Slave). Covering a year in Hendrix’s life from 1966-67 as an unknown backup guitarist playing New York’s Cheetah Club to making his mark in London’s music scene up until his Monterey Pop triumph, the film presents an intimate portrait of the sensitive young musician on the verge of becoming a rock legend.
Can’t wait to see it.