Outkast Rapper Andre 3000
A brand new movie based on the life of famed rocker Jimi Hendrix will begin shooting in Ireland this May with Outkast rapper Andre 3000 set as the lead role.
Irish Film & Television Network reports that the movie will document the life of the departed guitarist from his move to England in 1966 to his rise to fame in 1967. The report also states that the new film will be called All is By My Side.
The biopic will feature Jimi’s time in New York where he is discovered at a local club by Keith Richard’s girlfriend Linda Keith, his early drama with manager Chas Chandler as well as the period during the recording of his first album, Are You Experienced.
The film is set to be directed by John Ridley of Three Kings and U-Turn fame and is currently in pre-production in County Wicklow. The principal photography is set to begin in Dublin towards the end of May and shooting is scheduled to take place in six weeks.
Andre “3000” Benjamin is no stranger to acting as the multi-platinum rapper has previously starred in films such as Four Brothers co-starring Mark Wahlberg, the Guy Ritchie directed Revolver as well as a recurring role in the television drama series The Shield.