André Benjamin, a.k.a Outkast’s André 3000, returns to the big screen as the captivating Jimi Hendrix in Jimi: All Is By My Side.
Directed by Oscar-winner John Ridley (12 Years A Slave), the biopic tells the story of a pre-fame Hendrix during the 1960s in London.
“I want my music to go inside the soul of a person,”; Hendrix says in the trailer. Surprisingly, none of Hendrix’s own music will be featured in the movie as filmmakers neither requested nor received the rights to the icon’s music. Instead, Benjamin performs his versions of Hendrix’s covers that he performed before releasing his debut album Are You Experienced.
Imogen Poots, Hayley Atwell and Burn Gorman star alongside Benjamin.
Jimi: All Is By My Side opens in theatres September 26, 2014.