The life and career of Jimi Hendrix has long been talked about as a subject for a film, but it looks like it will finally be happening. According to reports, the movie, which currently has the title â€˜All Is By My Side,â€™ will soon begin filming in Ireland, and will star Andre Benjamin, better known as Andre 3000 from the group Outkast.
However, instead of being the all-encompassing look at Hendrixâ€™s career that is often the case with biopics, â€˜All Is By My Sideâ€™ will focus on the period of 1966-7 when Hendrix was discovered in New York, brought to England and recorded his first album, â€˜Are You Experienced.â€™
Benjamin has been trying to get a Hendrix biopic made since at least 2004, when the Hughes Brothers (â€˜Menace II Societyâ€™) were involved with the movie. â€˜All Is By My Sideâ€™ will be written and directed by John Ridley, who wrote such acclaimed movies as â€˜Three Kingsâ€™ and â€˜U-Turn.â€™
As an actor, Benjamin has some experience, having co-starred with Will Ferrell in the comedy â€˜Semi-Pro,â€™ a look at the days of the American Basketball Association. He has also appeared on â€˜The Shieldâ€™ and did voice-over work on the animated series â€˜Class of 3000.â€™