Just a week before the much-anticipated Jimi Hendrix biopic premieres at South by Southwest, footage of the film has emerged online.
A video teaser featuring Outkast member Andre 3000 Benjamin portraying Jimi Hendrix in the ‘All Is By My Side’ biopic was released online yesterday.
The clip shows a conversation between Hendrix (Andre 3000) and friend Linda Keith (Imogen Poots), as he attempts to convince her to run away with him behind his girlfriend’s back.
According to Rolling Stone, the film is scheduled to premiere in the U.S. Wednesday, March 12th in Austin, TX during SXSW and is expecting rave reviews.
[Sidebar: Word on the curb is that the film was written and directed by John Ridley, who recently won an Oscar for penning ’12 Years A Slave’.]
Watch the video teaser of Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix below…
In previous interviews, Dre has said that in order to prepare for the role he, “listened to hours of [Hendrix] interviews … watched films – watched his mannerisms.”
Update: I’ve received another clip & more information about the film…
XLRATOR MEDIA will be distributing JIMI: ALL IS BY MY SIDE in theaters Summer 2014.
JIMI: ALL IS BY MY SIDE stars André Benjamin (Idlewild, Semi Pro), Imogen Poots (Need for Speed, That Awkward Moment), Hayley Atwell (Captain America: The First Avenger), Andrew Buckley (Borgia), and Ruth Negga (World War Z) and is written and directed by Academy Award Winner John Ridley (12 Years a Slave).
The film’s World Premiere was at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival with stellar reviews. It currently has 100% on Rotten Tomatoes and was Entertainment Weekly’s Top 4 films of the festival.
JIMI: ALL IS BY MY SIDE will have its U.S. Premiere this Wednesday, March 12th at 9:00pm at the Paramount Theater at the SXSW Film Festival. Attendees include John Ridley, Imogen Poots and music supervisor/producer Danny Bramson.
What do you think of the sneak-peek clips?