Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Tyler Perry Makes 1st Foray into Animated Features w/ Release of 'Madea's Tough Love' (Watch Trailer) Tyler Perry Makes 1st Foray into Animated Features w/ Release of 'Madea's Tough Love' (Watch Trailer) Watch: Misty Copeland Series 'I Will What I Want' Directed by Sheldon Candis ('Luv') Watch: Misty Copeland Series 'I Will What I Want' Directed by Sheldon Candis ('Luv') How a Cinematographer Sees the Art of Sound How a Cinematographer Sees the Art of Sound OWN Will Explore One of America's Most Exclusive & Historically Significant African American Beach Communities in 'Sag Harbor' OWN Will Explore One of America's Most Exclusive & Historically Significant African American Beach Communities in 'Sag Harbor' Teaser for 'Jurassic World' (4th Movie in Mega Franchise) Surfaces Teaser for 'Jurassic World' (4th Movie in Mega Franchise) Surfaces Watch Trailer For Controversial Artist Kara Walker’s Film ‘An Audience’ Watch Trailer For Controversial Artist Kara Walker’s Film ‘An Audience’ Watch Trailer for 'Storms of Carnage: The Black Panther Unleashed Part 2' (A Fan-Made Film) Watch Trailer for 'Storms of Carnage: The Black Panther Unleashed Part 2' (A Fan-Made Film) Rumorville - This Actor Just May Be in Contention to Play Apocalypse in 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Rumorville - This Actor Just May Be in Contention to Play Apocalypse in 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Watch Uncomfortable Interview Bill Cosby Gave to AP on Rape Allegations Watch Uncomfortable Interview Bill Cosby Gave to AP on Rape Allegations  Toni Morrison Breaks Down Race as a Social Construct to Stephen Colbert Toni Morrison Breaks Down Race as a Social Construct to Stephen Colbert Review: 'Seasons of Love' Might Be Yet Another Train Wreck of a Ratings Bonanza for Lifetime Review: 'Seasons of Love' Might Be Yet Another Train Wreck of a Ratings Bonanza for Lifetime White People Don't Get It Because They Never Had to White People Don't Get It Because They Never Had to Taraji P. Henson Executive Produces Indie ‘Seasons of Love’ (Appears Alongside Gladys Knight, LeToya Luckett) Taraji P. Henson Executive Produces Indie ‘Seasons of Love’ (Appears Alongside Gladys Knight, LeToya Luckett) Woody Allen Says He Won’t Hire a Black Actor Unless the Role Calls for One... Whatever That Means Woody Allen Says He Won’t Hire a Black Actor Unless the Role Calls for One... Whatever That Means Will You Join The Boycott 'Exodus' Movement? (Or You Don't Care) Will You Join The Boycott 'Exodus' Movement? (Or You Don't Care) Co-Screenwriter of 'Noah' Explains Why There Are No Black People Or POC In The Film Co-Screenwriter of 'Noah' Explains Why There Are No Black People Or POC In The Film Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Lifetime Launches New Series Set In Elite World Of Hip-Hop Majorette Competitions (Watch Preview) Lifetime Launches New Series Set In Elite World Of Hip-Hop Majorette Competitions (Watch Preview) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

More (Clearer) On-Set Photos Of Andre 3000 As Jimi Hendrix In "All Is By My Side"

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act June 14, 2012 at 12:10PM

More (Clearer) On-Set Photos Of Andre 3000 As Jimi Hendrix In "All Is By My Side"
9
Andre Jimi

Still now word on what will be done about the Experience Hendrix, LLC music rights matter, with regards to the film.

Soon after the official confirmation that the project was a go, representatives of Jimi Hendrix's estate weighed in on plans for Andre 3000's upcoming biopic of the guitar legend, accusing the filmmakers of moving forward with the project without their official permission. Specifically, the producers do not have the right to use any of the musician's songs. 

But that hasn't stalled the film's production, as you can see from the pics within this post (and others I posted a few weeks ago).

Titled All Is By My Side, the film will follow Hendrix’s years in England, from 1966 to 1967, when he put together his debut album, Are You Experienced.

John Ridley is directing from his own screenplay. 

So does this Andre 3000 project not plan on using any of Hendrix's music? Although I don't see how that would happen, given that the film's focus will center on the making of Hendrix's first album, so it kinda has to include some of his music, doesn't it? 

As for Andre as Jimi, I may be in the minority when I say that I'm very uneasy; hopeful, but concerned for how this is going to turn out. I've seen 3 of his performances - in Idlewild, Four Brothers, and Be Cool - and there's really nothing about any of them that's enough to make me feel less ambivalent about his ability to successfully embody Jimi Hendrix on film. 

And no, just because there may be a slight resemblance means little to me. He does still have to put on a convincing performance.

This is a one-shot deal. But I'll keep my fingers crossed.

Some much clearer on-set images of Andre as Jimi have surfaced on the web, and are included within this post, above and below.


Shadow & ActNewsletter