Here is the first official image of Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix in the film, All Is By My Side.
Jimmy James, an unknown backup guitarist, left New York City for London, England in 1966. A year later he returned — as Jimi Hendrix. All Is By My Side brings authenticity and poignancy to the story of the man behind the legend, and of the people who loved and inspired him.
The film is going a 30 Rock Janis Joplin type route as it will not feature any songs recorded or composed by Hendrix himself, as the late guitarist’s estate declined permission. However it will have songs by The Beatles and blues legend Muddy Waters that Hendrix covered.
The film also stars Hayley Atwell, Imogen Poots, Burn Gorman, Ruth Negga, Adrian Lester and Ashley Charles, who plays a young Keith Richards.
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