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André 3000 stars in New biopic about Jimi Hendrix

Jimi has received favorable criticism when it premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, and was written and directed by John Ridley, who won an Academy Award for his screenplay for 12 Years a Slave. Due to Hendrix’s estate (Jimi’s Sister,Janie Hendrix) choosing not to cooperate with director John Ridley, the film won’t feature any music written by Hendrix. Not only that, but it will also focus solely on the years just before Hendrix’s career took off, when he was just a cool guy with an afro playing cover songs that the film’s producers had more luck getting the rights to.

Check trailer here: