The wait is over! Finally after years of anticipation, we get to see Andre 3000 take on the role playing Jimi Hendrix in ‘All Is By My Side’. Written and directed by John Ridley, the film focuses on the time frame when Hendrix was putting together his classic album, Are You Experienced (which takes place from 1966-1967.
As it becomes apparent in the following clip, Andre 3000 flawlessly channels Jimi Hendrix all the way down to his mannerisms and dialect. Andre recently revealed that he spent countless hours of watching footage of the legendary Hendrix and remained determined until he nailed it spot on. This is Andre’s biggest role as an actor thus far and by all means met the challenge head on.
The film has already premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September and is set to premiere later this month at the upcoming SXSW Film Festival. As of now, there is no official date for release in nationwide theaters.