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Jimi Hendrix estate not so sure about biopic starring Andre 3000

Jimi Hendrix’s estate has a message for Andre 3000’s Hendrix movie: not so fast!

The estate has expressed their disapproval for the Hendrix biopic All Is by My Side, which had cast the OutKast rapper to play the lead role and had reportedly begun preproduction this week.

The movie hoped to depict Hendrix’s time in England circa 1966-67, around the time when he recorded his guitar epic Are You Experienced?¬†Yet the guitar god’s estate has other ideas, as their following statement indicates:

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OutKast's Andre 3000 to play lead role in Jimi Hendrix biopic

We’d discussed it a long, long time ago, but now it’s finally happening.

Andre 3000 is set to play Jimi Hendrix in an upcoming biopic called All Is by My Side, the Irish Film and Television Network reported today. (Reps for Andre 3000 did not immediately respond to EW’s request for comment.)

The movie, which has reportedly already begun preproduction in Ireland, will be written and directed by John Ridley (Three Kings, U Turn) and shadow Hendrix’s 1966-67 stint in England, during which the guitar hero produced his now-classic album Are You Experienced?

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