Andre 3000 to Play Jimi Hendrix in Biopic?
Outkast's Andre 3000 to Begin Filming Hendrix Biopic
Musician Andre 3000 is set to play Jimi Hendrix in an upcoming biopic.
Is Andre 3000 (real name Andre Benjamin) the right choice to play the iconic Hendrix?
Portraying a music legend in a movie is no small undertaking, but Benjamin has a lot of things going for him.
First, he's a musician -- so it's likely that his take on Hendrix will be more natural. Will he sing or be lip syncing to Hendrix's tunes? It'll be interesting to see that play out.
Second, Andre 3000 definitely has a Hendrix look about him, so the transformation into the late, great music pioneer shouldn't be too much of a stretch.
How are Benjamin's acting chops though? He's appeared in a handful of movies, including the Mark Wahlberg flick Four Brothers and Will Ferrell's Semi-Pro, so he's not exactly a newcomer in the acting game.
Benjamin will play Hendrix in the film All Is By My Side, which begins shooting in June.
The movie will only explore Hendrix's life in England in 1966-1967, before recording Are You Experienced.
Is Andre 3000 the right choice to play Hendrix? This could be a monumental role for him.