Rapper André 3000 continues to make waves with an exclusive sneak peek of his latest film, All Is By My Side. The biopic, which made its world premiere last fall at the Toronto Film Festival, stars the Atlanta native who is said to have embodied the legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix from his image, to his voice, to his passion.
Unfortunately for fans, you won’t hear a beat of Hendrix’s original music as the Hendrix estate isn’t really feeling the film. The estate released the following statement.
“Experience Hendrix CEO Janie Hendrix, sister of Jimi Hendrix, and the EH board have not ruled out a ‘biopic’ in the future though producing partners would, out of necessity, have to involve the company from the inception of any such film project if it is to include original Jimi Hendrix music or composition.”
Don’t fret, there will still be a plethora of tunes as other musicians cover songs Hendrix performed throughout his career.
The feature film written and directed by John Ridley, who won the Oscar for the screenplay of 12 Years A Slave, has not been given a release date in the U.S., but is being shown at SXSW Film Festival, which runs March 7 to 15. –ruthie hawkins/@ruubabie