Rapper Andre Benjamin to play Jimi Hendrix in biopic

andre-benjamin-getty.jpgHe may not be very experienced as an actor, but Andre Benjamin (a.k.a. Andre 3000) is about to play "Are You Experienced?" singer Jimi Hendrix in the upcoming biopic "All is by my Side."

IFTN is reporting that the Outkast singer will play the rock legend in a movie written and directed by John Ridley. The film will focus on Hendrix's life in 1966-67. It is then that Hendrix was discovered by the girlfriend of Rolling Stones' guitarist Keith Richards. Soon after that, Hendrix recorded his debut album.

Benjamin last acted in 2008 in the movie "Semi-Pro" as well as in an episode of "The Shield." Ridley is best known for his work on "Three Kings" and "U-Turn."

So Zappers, what do you think of Andre playing Jimi?

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