In what would be a stepping stone in his career, ATL’s own Andre 3000 may play famed guitarist Jimi Hendrix in a upcoming independent biopic.
The news was divulged from actress Hayley Atwell who told Esquire magazine that she will possibly be working on the project alongside the OutKast member.
Previous attempts to bring a Jimi Hendrix story to life have been made by Laurence Fishburne and Lenny Kravitz. Both were unsuccessful.
In an interview with the New York Daily News seven years ago, 3 Stacks said he was excited about portraying the two sides of Hendrix’s persona onscreen, though no project ever materialized.
“Jimi was wild onstage,” he said. “Offstage, he was really calm.”
The film never came to be, however.
Laurence Fishburne and rocker Lenny Kravitz have similarly thrown their hats into the ring to bring the musician’s biopic to life over the years, but securing rights to the story has been a reportedly tough process.
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