See Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix in All Is By My Side Trailer
ROCK biopics are always fun, even if they’re not always good. There’s been mixed movies, from The Runaways to The Doors, from Ray to What We Do Is Secret. Even the crappy ones are still worth a look because, even if the storytelling and acting is lousy, at least the music will be great.
And so, we’re looking down the barrel of a Jimi Hendrix biopic and there’s a lot riding on it.
Why? Well, Hendrix was a smooth, fascinating character with a preposterous talent and a gentle soul – that’s not easy to capture. Moreover, Outkast’s brilliant Andre 3000/Benjamin is playing the title role. There’s no-one on Earth who wants this to fail.
And now, the first trailer has dropped for Hendrix biopic – All Is By My Side – and after a few teasers, we now get a proper look at Andre 3000’s transformation.
Pleasingly, it looks like we could be on to a winner.
Andre plays a young Hendrix, allowing us to see his journey from Seattle to the UK, and onto global superstardom. With it, we’ll get some politics, some sex and a lot of very loud guitar.
In the clip, we see ‘Dre’s Hendrix say of his music: “For me, it’s colours. I want people to feel the same way I see it.”
Hayley Atwell, Burn Gorman, Imogen Poots and Ruth Negga all co-star, as well as Ashley Charles playing Rolling Stones star Keef Richards.
The film is written and directed by John Ridley, who wrote the script for 12 Years A Slave and it’ll land in the UK on August 8th.
Here’s the trailer. And Andre Benjamin is totally as swoonsome as the late Hendrix.