Andre 3000 Plays Hendrix in Upcoming Film

Chad W. Lutz
The man who operated alongside musical accomplice SpeakerBoxx as the popular 2000s duo Outkast has now filled another role; that of none other than legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix in a film set to release in the U.S. Already released at the Toronto Film Festival in 2013, All Is By My Side, a bio-pic of the late musician, is set to debut at next week's South by Southwest Festival in Texas on March 12 before a full release in the U.K. in August and several Nordic countries later in the spring.

Directed by John Ridley, who wrote the award-winning adapted screenplay for 12 Years a Slave, the film also stars Hayley Atwell, Imogen Poots, and Burn Gormen. Somewhat ironically, Ridley's other works include Undercover Brother (2002) and Three Kings (1999).
No release dates have been made as of yet for the United States.

Catch Andre as Jimi in the brief clip provided below: