Andre 3000 is set to star in a biopic about renowned guitar player Jimi Hendrix, however Jimi Hendrix's estate does not approve.
Photos were snapped recently of Andre 3000 in Ireland, where he is to begin shooting for a Jimi Hendrix biopic he will star in called All is By My Side.
However, Jimi Hendrix's estate has spoken out against the biopic, saying they do not approve. Experience Hendrix LLC, a family-owned company that manages all of Hendrix's music and publishing released a statement that said Experience Hendrix "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."
The statement went on to say that the company is not completely opposed to a biopic about Jimi Hendrix, however Experience Hendrix would have to be included in the film from the beginning, "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."