Earlier in the month The Inquisitr reported that the film that would see Andre 3000, the man behind Outkast, playing genius Jimi Hendrix in All is By My Side, had hit a snafu with Hendrix’s surviving estate completely against the film from being made with Hendrix’s original music.
Now it seems as though the film’s director John Ridley has come to an agreement with the estate and has complied that there will be no use of Hendrix’s music in the film. On Tuesday morning photos surfaced of the film’s lead Andre 3000, otherwise known as Andre Benjamin, as the rock star free loving man himself. His appearance was so remarkably similar to Jimi Hendrix that Benjamin created quite a stir, as onlookers said that he is the reincarnation of Hendrix.
Complete in Hendrix’s garb and signature 60′s afro, Andre 3000 was spotted filming in Ireland where the film is currently underway shooting. Andre did his best to cover his appearance from onlookers and photographers but a few shots were captured and the Internet is anticipating this much awaited biopic that’s been in pre-production for months. As it stands right now, All Is By My Side is said to document Jimi Hendrix’s time in England during 1966 and 1967, but will not feature the man’s legendary music that had put his name on the map before his passing in 1970.
Having seen the pictures of Andre Benjamin, are you excited to see the biopic on Hendrix come to life? What do you expect from the film with Jimi Hendrix’s music totally scrapped from the project?