From Madame Noire: Andre 3000 may not be releasing music of his own anytime soon but we’ll still get to witness his creative genius in action as he prepares to take on the lead role in a biopic based on the life of famed electric guitarist Jimi Hendrix.

“All Is by My Side” will be set during Jimi Hendrix’s time in England between 1966 and 1967, as he began work on his debut project, Are You Experienced, which is widely regarded by critics to feature some of the greatest guitar music ever created. The feature film will be written and directed by John Ridley, who wrote the screenplays for “Red Tails” and “U-Turn,” and I predict excellence.

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