In as perfect a match of actor and biopic subject since Val Kilmer played Jim Morrison, Outkast rapper Andre “3000″ Benjamin will play Jimi Hendrix in an upcoming movie.
According to the Irish Film and Television Network, the film will be called ‘All Is By My Side,” will shoot in Ireland and will focus on the time the late guitarist spent in England in 1966 and 1967. Noted screenwriter John Ridley will direct the film.
The casting makes sense- Andre looks enough like Hendrix, can sing and play guitar, and has shown acting chops from time to time. So long as the project gets the music rights to most or all of Hendrix’s music, this should be one to watch for.