May 10, 2012 21:45
Jimi Hendrix's estate denies Andre 3000-starring biopic is in the works
The proposed film was to see the OutKast man playing the classic rock guitarist
Jimi Hendrix's estate has denied reports stating that a biographical film about the rock guitarist's life is in pre-production.
Earlier this week it was reported that OutKast's Andre 3000 would be portraying Jimi Hendrix in a new Hollywood biopic, titled All Is By My Side.
However, Experience Hendrix, LLC has now issued a statement saying that any such film would not be able to go ahead without their full cooperation. The statement, via Billboard, read:
Experience Hendrix, LLC, the family-owned company entrusted with safeguarding the legacy of Jimi Hendrix and administrator of the Jimi Hendrix music and publishing catalog 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.
The new film was apparently set to focus on Hendrix's period in England over 1966 and 1967 as he created his seminal debut album 'Are You Experienced' and was to be written and directed by John Ridley.
Experience Hendrix, LLC, which is run by Hendrix's sister Janie, added that they are not totally against a film about Hendrix, but "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."
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