December 23, 2009 7:11

Movie based on Jimi Hendrix's 'lost weekend' in the works

'Slide' will be about the alleged hoax kidnapping of the guitarist

Movie based on Jimi Hendrix's 'lost weekend' in the works
A new film about Jimi Hendrix is set to be made called Slide.

The drama will document Hendrix's legendary "lost weekend" in September 1969, where he was apparently the subject of a hoax kidnapping, orchestrated by his manager.

"While we have to be speculative because no definitive version of the event exists, this takes it out of the realm of fiction for me," the films writer and director R H Greene told TwentyFourBit.com.

"It's part of Jimi's story, and I think it offers an opportunity to show him fully but from a unique angle. That was my aim in writing it, and that's going to be my aim in making it."

While the actor who will play Hendrix is yet-to-be-announced, the casting process is underway and the film is set to go into production early next year.

Meanwhile, live recordings from Hendrix's 1967 and 1968 shows in Paris and Ottawa will be released on January 25.

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