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Andre 3000 linked to Jimi Hendrix role

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Story by Jack Foley

ANDRE 3000, of hip-hop duo Outkast, is to play Jimi Hendrix in a new biopic, according to the Irish Film & Television Network website.

Entitled All Is By My Side, the movie is reportedly due to start shooting in Ireland in three weeks’ time under the direction of John Ridley, who wrote the script for Three Kings and U-Turn.

A spokeswoman for the film has refused to confirm any of the report but the casting news is in keeping with past stories linking the singer, otherwise known as Andre Benjamin, with the role of guitar legend Hendrix.

Indeed, according to the BBC, several other projects have been blocked by the Hendrix estate.

According to the website report, All Is By My Side intends to focus on Hendrix’s breakthrough in London in 1966 and 1967.

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