Anthony Mackie to star as Jimi Hendrix in ‘JIMI’

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Anthony Mackie has already played one of hip-hop’s biggest icons, Tupac Shakur.  Now, he is gearing up to portray one of rock music’s most fascinating musicians of all time—Jimi Hendrix.

According to The Wrap, the versatile actor has signed on to play the music legend in JIMI.   Reportedly, the project has taken forever to produce due to clearance from Hendrix’s estate and was previously known as CrossTown Traffic.

JIMI  will chronicle the last nine days of Hendrix’s life and will be directed by Ol Parker. His wife, film and TV actress Thandi Newton, will also co-star.  It is also being said that Noomi Rapace may appear in the film, possibly as Jimi’s former girlfriend Kathy Etchingham.

This would be the second film about Hendrix in recent times. Outkast member, Andre 3000 is currently starring as the rocker in the film, All Is By My Side, which debuted at SXSW in March.

Stay tuned…

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Ray Cornelius is an entertainment news blogger and media personality. He is also the host of Jazz 91.9 WCLK's arts and entertainment show "UPFRONT." He lives in Atlanta.

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