While Andre 3000 has touched down in Ireland to begin filming on the John Ridley-directed Jimi Hendrix biopic, All Is By My Side, it appears the project might not have the green light after all. According to the Wall Street Journal, Experience Hendrix LLC, the family-owned company that controls the late rockstar’s music and publishing, have put plans to a halt.
In a statement issued recently, Hendrix’s Estate said:
“[Experience Hendrix LLC] has made it known many times in the past that no such film, were it to include original music or copyrights created by Jimi Hendrix, can be undertaken without its full participation.”
It later went on to read:
“Experience Hendrix CEO Janie Hendrix, sister of Jimi Hendrix, and the EH board have not ruled out a ‘biopic’ in the future though producing partners would, out of necessity, have to involve the company from the inception of any such film project if it is to include original Jimi Hendrix music or compositions.”
Andre 3000 and his camp didn’t “immediately respond” to a request for a comment.
All Is By My Side looked to document Hendrix’s life between 1966-1967, where he was discovered and subsequently introduced to his future manager Chas Chandler, under whose tutelage he crafted one of rock’s greatest debuts, Are You Experienced?
Stay tuned for more details as they surface.