Anorak | Hey Ya? Hey Joe? OutKast’s André 3000 to play Jimi Hendrix

Hey Ya? Hey Joe? OutKast’s André 3000 to play Jimi Hendrix

by | 8th, May 2012

LOOKING out at the world, there’s not many people who have matched Jimi Hendrix’s joy of raiding the dressing-up box and living life as a pop star peacock, with wild hair, irresistible hips and effectively looking like they’ve just dropped in from Planet Funk.

After Jimi came Parliament with George and Bootsy, then Rick James and Prince and more recently, Andre 3000 who is a man who likes to play with sound just as much as a pair of stacked heels and floor-length fluorescent coat. With that, it makes perfect sense that the OutKast harlequin should be given the nod to play Hendrix in a new biopic.

The film, All Is By My Side, is currently in pre-production which is something of a surprise to industry insiders what with Hendrix films being given short-shrift by the Hendrix estate. Basically, they don’t let films happen. However, Andre 3000 has been signed up to play

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