Excuse me, while I act so shocked about how much Andre 3000 looks like Jimi Hendrix! After years of waiting, the Hendrix biopic is finally close to hitting theaters, and a newly released clip proves that the Outkast star was the PERFECT casting choice. Read on to watch the clip!
The afro, the flamboyant fashion, that big smile — Outkast‘s Andre 3000 has got it all as Jimi Hendrix in the biopic, All Is By My Side. In the first-ever released clip of the movie, Andre’s resemblance to the rock ‘n’ roll legend is even more uncanny than expected, and now we’re dying to see the whole movie!
‘All Is By My Side’ Clip: Andre 3000 Becomes Jimi Hendrix
The clip from All Is By My Side, which is directed by the Academy Award-winning writer of 12 Years a Slave John Ridley, shows Andre’s Jimi having a heartfelt conversation with British model Linda Keith (played by Imogen Poots), who also dated Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards in the Sixties.
The scene, in which Jimi is laying on the charm despite having a girlfriend, shows that the movie will be so much more than just a surface glance at the life of the “Purple Haze” singer. And we particularly like Linda’s line, “What is it with you rock and rollers, you can perform for a thousand people and you can’t be honest with one?”
But overall what we’re really impressed by is just how much Andre 3000 looks and acts like Jimi. When it was announced that the Outkast singer/rapper would be starring as Jimi, we could see that there were similarities, but the end result is out of this world. And the way Andre nails Jimi’s low-register drawl proves he’s a better actor than we gave him credit for.
We can’t wait to see this thing. All Is By My Side will be screened at South by Southwest in March, and then released in theaters in
– Andrew Gruttadaro