Outkast's Andre 3000 to play Jimi Hendrix in new biopic?

Captain America actress Hayley Atwell says singer could be in line to play late guitar legend

Outkast's Andre 3000 to play Jimi Hendrix in new biopic?

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Outkast's Andre 3000 could be set to take the lead role in a new Jimi Hendrix movie.

English actress Hayley Atwell, who is set to appear in the forthcoming Captain America film, revealed that the singer may be set to star in a biopic alongside herself, about the late guitar legend.

"[I'm] possibly [starring in] a Jimi Hendrix biopic — an independent film with Andre 3000 from Outkast playing Jimi Hendrix," she told Esquire magazine. "But I don't know, really."


The singer, real name Andre Benjamin, has been campaigning for a Hendrix film since 2004, saying that he would like to portray the two sides of the rock star, though no project ever materialised.

Lenny Kravitz and Hollywood actor Laurence Fishburne have also tried to bring the musician's biopic to life in the past.

A potential movie was also blocked in 2006 after London's High Court ruled that its US film makers did not have the rights to the star's music or likeness.

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