For months the media has speculated whether or not André 3000 will actually star in the upcoming Jimi Hendrix biopic. Today, the Irish Film and Television Network confirms that the rapper will indeed participate in project.

André 3000 will star in All Is By My Side, a film focused on Hendrix’s debut into the music world. Set in 1966 and 1967, the film covers the rocker’s time in England and the release of his debut and critically acclaimed album Are You Experienced.

Three Kings and U-Turn writer John Ridley wrote and will produce the film.

Currently in pre-production in Dublin and Wicklow, Ireland, filming is expected to last six weeks. There’s no word on an official release date.

André 3000 isn’t the only star making news regarding biopics. In recent weeks, ESSENCE Music Festival headliner Aretha Franklin announced she’s eying Broadway actress Audra McDonald to star in her biopic.


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