Outkast rapper Andre 3000 will be playing the role of Jimi Hendrix in a new biopic about the life of the guitar-legend, shooting in Ireland later this month. The movie, called All Is By My Side, documents the first years of Hendrix’s carreer, in 1966 and 1967 as he was discovered in New-York and a few month later released his classic debut album with the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Are You Experienced ? .
The film, now in pre-production in Wicklow, is written and directed by John Ridley (U Turn, Undercover Brother). The shooting will last six weeks spread between Dublin and Wicklow. Also, All Is By My Side will be co-produced by Irish Producer Tristan Orpen Lynch for Dublin-based production company Subotica Entertainment, alongside Darko’s Entertainment and Britain’s Matador Pictures.