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Andre 3000 Will Play Jimi Hendrix

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OutKast member, Gillette spokesman and person cooler than all of us Andre 3000 has long been rumored to play Jimi Hendrix in a biopic on the late musician's life, but all we've heard so far is hearsay and possibilities. But thanks to Irish Film and Television Network, we've got some definitive news.

The site reports that shooting for All Is By My Side will begin in Ireland in June and will "document Hendrix’s period in England over 1966 and 1967," the period before and during recording of his revolutionary debut album Are You Experienced?

The film will focus on Hendrix's early years, from playing in small New York clubs to being discovered by the Animals' Chas Chandler and flown to London to begin work on Experienced. While Hendrix had Irish blood, it's most likely that Ireland will be filling in for another locale more prominent to the guitarist's life.

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If anything, the soundtrack will be amazing.

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can see it, good pick for the casting person. When is this supposed to come out, I believe I would like to see it.

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Hell yeah Hendrix music is awesome, the soundtrack to this will be incredible. 3000 seems like a good choice.

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Love Andre!

And for his next film....RG3

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Cudi would make for a good Hendrix...

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Great pick. Definitely looking forward to the soundtrack as well. Hendrix is one of my favorite musicians of all-time, and so is 3k/Outkast.

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if andre takes his role as serious as possible there could be an oscar in his future

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Prob the best choice in Hollywood. Andre is a respectable actor with real music chops.

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Filming starts in June, so I guess

can see it, good pick for the casting person. When is this supposed to come out, I believe I would like to see it.

Filming starts in June, so I would guess late next year.

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Gonna be bad ass

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ohh yes lawd jesus

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Best rapper of all time playing best guitarist of all time.

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