The ups and downs of Andre 3000’s involvement in the upcoming Jimi Hendrix biopic are well documented. But the photographic evidence above suggests that the Hendrix estate’s reservations about casting Andre Benjamin aren’t stopping All Is By My Side from being realized. The project will focus on Hendrix’s formative period in England from 1966 to 1967, when, with the help of Eric Burdon, he transformed from a little-known sideman of Chitlin Circuit like Ike Turner and the Isley Brothers, into the standard-bearer of electric blues. Check out Hendrix’s acoustic rendition of “Hear My Train A-Comin'” below, and let us know in the comments if you think they casted well. The strong cheekbones definitely help.
UPDATE: Here are more photos of Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix. To see the rest head over to Rap-Up. The redhead in the photos is his co-star Hayley Atwell who will be playing Linda Keith, Keith Richards girlfriend that landed Hendrix his manager Chas Chandler.