Posted by | Cyrena Rose

He is well-known as one half of Hip-Hop duo OutKast, but rapper-turned-actor Andre 3000 is preparing to shoot his long overdue role as Jimi Hendrix (sorry OutKast fans, no new album news).  Andre is also a guitar player, which will coordinate well with him as Hendrix.

Filming for the biopic, All Is By My Side, will begin later this month in Ireland.  The film will be set during Hendrix’s time in England between 1966 and 1967, and will follow him as he created his seminal debut album, Are You Experienced, which gave him his first taste of success.

Andre, who has previously appeared in movies such as Four Brothers, Be Cool and Idlewild, had long been rumored to star as Hendrix.  He is now heading to Ireland to start shooting the film in Dublin and Wicklow.  The shoot is expected to last for six weeks, so 3000 will spend his birthday (May 27th) filming!

All Is By My Side will be written and directed by John Ridley, who recently wrote the Tuskegee Airmen feature Red Tails.

Click here to check out Andre’s body of work from soundtracks, acting, writing, producing and more! 

What are your thoughts?  Will you go see All Is By My Side?

Source:  WhoGotTheRole