Andre 3000 is already in character at rock legend Jimi Hendrix. Photos from the set of the biopic All Is By My Side (which is being shot in Ireland) have been leaked online and music fans are buzzing about the uncanny resemblance the rapper has for the late icon. Still, this film may not have the full support of the Hendrix estate. Shadow and Act reports:

Well, it looks like the statement released by Experience Hendrix, LLC. 2 weeks ago, on the Andre 3000 Jimi Hendrix project that many of you have been excited about, hasn’t stalled the film’s production, as you can see from the pics within this post.

First, a quick recap… the rapper/actor is indeed starring as Jimi Hendrix in a new movie that has already begun filming in Ireland, titled All Is By My Side, which will follow Hendrix’s years in England, from 1966 to 1967, when he put together his debut album, Are You Experienced.

The feature film is written and directed by John Ridley (primarily a screenwriter; this will be his second feature film directorial effort).

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