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Jimi Hendrix Estate Opposes Biopic Starring Andre 3000

A highly anticipated biopic about Jimi Hendrix’s life in Europe that was to star Andre 3000, could be delayed by the late singer’s estate.

Experience Hendrix LLC issued a statement to the Wall Street Journal, stating that the movie “All Is By My Side,” could not be made without their full participation.

The flick is supposed to start shooting later this month at locations in Ireland.

“Experience Hendrix has made it known many times in the past that no such film, were it to include original music or copyrights created by Jimi Hendrix, can be undertaken without its full participation.”

Jimi Hendrix’s sister Janie Hendrix, who is the CEO of the famed singer’s estate, has not ruled out a biopic about the singer in the future.

A number of Jimi Hendrix’ memorable hits are included on his debut album, Are You Experienced, which was created during the time period that the Andre 3000′s movie would have focused on.

They were not clear if “All Is By My Side” starring Andre 3000, would include any original material created by Jimi Hendrix.

“Experience Hendrix CEO Janie Hendrix, sister of Jimi Hendrix, and the EH board have not ruled out a ‘biopic’ in the future though producing partners would, out of necessity, have to involve the company from the inception of any such film project if it is to include original Jimi Hendrix music or compositions.”



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05/11/2012 12:28AM
Jimi Hendrix Estate Opposes Biopic Starring Andre 3000
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