Andre 3000, one half of the hip-hop group Outkast isn’t done freaking us out with his fashion sense and flair for the different. As a matter of fact, he’s prepping to play one of music’s most odd figures – Jimi Hendrix! According to NY Daily News:
Andre 3000 just got a promotional boost for his next act from a very unlikely source: “Captain America” leading lady Hayley Atwell.
The up-and-coming actress, who will star opposite Chris Evans in the summer blockbuster, told Esquire that her next project will be “possibly a Jimi Hendrix biopic” with the rapper – real name Andre Benjamin – playing the title role.
This is good news for Benjamin, who has been vocally gunning for the project since 2004, seemingly to no avail.
In an interview with the Daily News seven years ago, the OutKast rapper said he was excited about portraying the two sides of Hendrix’s persona onscreen, though no project ever materialized.
“Jimi was wild onstage,” he said. “Offstage, he was really calm.”
Wow! Another excuse for Andre 3000 to get a perm and act a fool – let’s see where this goes.