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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"
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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.


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