It’s been a while since Outkast released new projects but now, the Grammy-winning hip-hop duo’s lead rapper Andre 3000 is back in the headlines. Andre Benjamin is rumored to play Jimi Hendrix in an upcoming film!
Yes, Jimi Hendrix. Eat your heart out, Wiz Khalifa!
According to Irish Film and Television Network, the Outkast rapper is scheduled to play the legendary electric guitarist in a biopic called “All Is by My Side”. The report further explains that the film will focus on Hendrix’ time in England between 1966 and 1967, when he began work on his debut album, Are You Experienced.
The biopic is written and directed by John Ridley, the mastermind of “Red Tails” and “U-Turn”.
We’ve seen Andre 3000’s acting chops in “Semi-Pro,” “Idlewild”, and “Four Brothers”, but I’m yet to be convinced he can tackle one of the biggest rock icons.
I can’t, however, deny the physical resemblance! Just check out the photos above!