At the start of the month news starting rolling out that Andre 3000 had landed a dream role for his latest acting gig. The Outkast MC, will star as Jimi Hendrix in a new biopic about the legendary guitar player that began shooting in Ireland a couple of weeks back. The movie will be titled “All Is By My Side” and it will be written and directed by novelist and screenwriter John Ridley who most recently scripted the Tuskegee Airmen film “Red Tails” starring Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Terrence Howard.
The stylish brother Three Stacks can pull off a lot of looks, but could he morph into the flamboyant guitar legend of the ’60s? Now we can give our useless imaginations a rest, because some pictures have surfaced of Andre as Jimi, and yes, he pulled it off.
Benjamin’s previous acting credits include starring or supporting parts in “Be Cool” opposite John Travolta and Uma Thurman, “Four Brothers” with Mark Wahlberg, the 2006 Prohibition-era musical “Idlewild” and “Semi-Pro” co-starring Will Ferrell. He’s also an experienced guitar player, which should help with the technical aspects of the Hendrix role.