According to the Irish Film And Television Network, All Is By My Side will focus on Hendrix’s life between the years of 1966 and ’67. Hendrix fans will recall this as the period in which The Jimi Hendrix Experience created their debut album Are You Experienced and subsequently kicked off the all-too-short career of the virtuoso guitar player. The film, which is to be written and directed by Three Kings writer John Ridley, will start shooting in Ireland in three weeks time.While it’s not quite as exciting as word of a new Outkast album — it’s been nearly a decade since the duo’s last true release — the idea of Andre 3000 starring as Jimi Hendrix in an upcoming biographical film is still quite intriguing, if, for no other reason, than Andre 3000’s striking similarities to Hendrix in both aesthetics and overall cult of personality. Though their musical careers have been separated by decades and massive shifts in cultural taste, both men possess an immense cross-cultural appeal and charisma that has endeared each to millions of people around the world.Notably lacking from the IFTN report is word on what level of support this upcoming film has seen from the Hendrix… Read full this story
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