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Jimi Hendrix Estate Opposes Biopic Starring Andre 3000


(AllHipHop News)A highly anticipated biopic about Jimi Hendrix’s life in Europe that was to star Andre 3000, could be delayed by the late singer’s estate.

Experience Hendrix LLC issued a statement to the Wall Street Journal, stating that the movie “All Is By My Side,” could not be made without their full participation.

The flick is supposed to start shooting later this month at locations in Ireland.

“Experience Hendrix has made it known many times in the past that no such film, were it to include original music or copyrights created by Jimi Hendrix, can be undertaken without its full participation.”

Jimi Hendrix’s sister Janie Hendrix, who is the CEO of the famed singer’s estate, has not ruled out a biopic about the singer in the future.

A number of Jimi Hendrix’ memorable hits are included on his debut album, Are You Experienced, which was created during the time period that the Andre 3000’s movie would have focused on.

They were not clear if “All Is By My Side” starring Andre 3000, would include any original material created by Jimi Hendrix.

“Experience Hendrix CEO Janie Hendrix, sister of Jimi Hendrix, and the EH board have not ruled out a ‘biopic’ in the future though producing partners would, out of necessity, have to involve the company from the inception of any such film project if it is to include original Jimi Hendrix music or compositions.”

  • immackulate

    give it up 3000 this shyt aint gonna see AM – daylight

  • I wonder why they keep being assholes about it? Do they just not like 3000? 

    • StackzScrilla

      That’s what I’m thinking bro… Now i wonder if Travie McCoy from Gym Class Heroes got the shoulder tap they would stop there nonsense. LOL

  • Romia Blue

    come on sister chick…don’t fugg this up. This movie would probably be the best musical biopic since Prince’s Purple Rain…

  • I understand , hopefully , the sister will co-sign Dre3K , because nothing about Hendricks is out. Worse case scenario , it won’t use the original music , which would be a shame!

    Work it out Guys!

    I don’t fuggz with Dre3K like that , but it would be a power move to have him play Jimmy!

  • LetsBeRealpeople

    There is so much backstory. To be clear on the issues of Jimi and even to the likes of Aaliyah, when you allow the industry to come in and take on a biopic you risk the industry reinventing and taking liberty to that person. They are no longer your family member but a business, and if that name becomes marketable, then there is a whole other fight. The famliy of Hendrix are very correct to call out the Industry on making use of Jimi Hendrix without out their full participation. The only reason the Selena thing got going was Selena’s dad was on his job with the rights to Selena. He could present the storyand keep close the details that are protected legally..’cause the Industry will take your shit and make it theirs. Don’t forget.

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