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André 3000 Stars in the First Trailer for Hendrix Biopic ‘JIMI: All Is By My Side’!

Having first screened at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival, the latest Jimi Hendrix biopic Jimi: All is By My Side will expand and hit select theaters this Summer.  The movie will depict Hendrix’s early years as a solo artist, most specifically between 1966 & ’67.  Rapper André 3000 (as Andre Benjamin) will star as Jimi, alongside Hayley Atwell (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Imogen Poots (Filth) and Burn Gorman (Pacific Rim).  

Catch is, the movie will not feature any of Hendrix’s music, due to legal reasons with the late artist’s estate; Experience Hendrix LLC.  Instead, the soundtrack we will hear will be derived from the music he played as a solo artist, before his debut album Are You Experienced?  

As of right now, I have mixed feelings about All is By My Side, and will most likely wait to see it on Blu-ray.

Check out the first trailer for the movie below:

What do you think?  Leave a comment below, and see Jimi: All is By My Side when it hits theaters selectively in the UK on August 8th.

– Josh Sazin, 7/4/14

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