Friday 11 May 2012, 11:46 | By CMU Editorial
Jimi Hendrix estate denies knowledge of biopic
Earlier this week it was reported that Outkast’s Andre 3000 had been confirmed to play Jimi Hendrix in director John Ridley’s brand new biopic ‘All Is By My Side’. However, there was speculation about the level of involvement the Jimi Hendrix estate was to have in the project. Well, it seems that the Jimi Hendrix estate will have no involvement in it and as far as it’s concerned there’s no project in which to be involved. So there.
In a statement issued to Billboard, the estate says: “Experience Hendrix, LLC, the family-owned company entrusted with safeguarding the legacy of Jimi Hendrix and administrator of the Jimi Hendrix music and publishing catalog 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”.
So that’s fun.