Andre 3000 No Longer Slated To Play Jimi Hendrix In Biopic

UPDATE: Three Stacks will no longer star in the film, as it will not be moving forward in production.

Andre 3000 was originally tapped to play Jimi Hendrix in a biopic last year, but it’s been silent on the news front since. But according to actress Hayley Atwell, the Outkast member is still slated to be in the flick.

Speaking with Esquire, the Captain America star explained that Three Stacks is signed on to appear as Hendrix in the independent flick. “Next up is possibly a Jimi Hendrix biopic — an independent film with Andre 3000 from OutKast playing Jimi Hendrix. But I don't know, really. The Atwell team is like, Let's just wait and see,” she said.

Andre previously appeared in the 2008 flick Semi-Pro, though has relatively quiet since then. He is supposedly working on a solo album to be released this year in anticipation of an Outkast LP to drop in 2012.

[July 7]

UPDATE: Andre 3000 is no longer slated to play Jimi Hendrix in a biopic of the legendary performer. According to The BoomBox, the Experience Hendrix estate put a block on the film moving forward.

Experience Hendrix and CEO Janie (Jimi’s sister) have “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.”

They did confirm that there is a documentary on the way. “With Sony Legacy, our partner, we are active in releasing documentary material starring, so to speak, Jimi Hendrix as himself and plan to continue on this path."

RELATED: Outkast To Release New Album In 2012 Following Solo LPs Due This Year

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28 Comments

  • don

    janie aint even his real blood sister, she is way over do for a boot to the ass. jimi would puke and smack down, if he could see what is goin on with his estate these days. leon was done so wrong from what ive heard. is they make a movie about him.... he should play jimi... he is one of the few of really loves jimi

  • popeye76

    if they ever do make a movie about jimi. they should get someone who can play guitar,lenny kravitz might be a good choice, someone like that, he is a huge fan anyways. hope janie, sees the light not the dollars b4 too long

  • Seven Benjamin

    HAAAAAAAAA!!!!!! Dre is a lame actor anyways.... Hendrix's sister would never approve of Andre getting that role.

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  • Anonymous

    thats good lets green light more lowbudget movies with shitty rappers who are also shitty actors maybe they will get lil wayne to play him http://soundcloud.com/this-j-bird-bitch

  • hiphop10202

    its good news, now he can concentrate on his solo album and hurry up and get another outkast album out

  • michael

    this is actually a good thing. he doesnt need the comparisons

  • da1

    This nigga can never get a break this nigga needs money. Damn will they ever let this nigga eat!!

  • R.Pgh

    fuck Janie Hendrix. She isn't even Jimi's real sister. She's Al Hendrix (Jimi's dad) adopted daughter. The rightful owner of the estate should be his REAL brother Leon Hendrix. Janie manipulated Al while he was on his death bed and had his will changed so that Leon has no rights to Jimi's legacy. She's a money hungry cunt and doesn't want to supply the music for this movie because it's an indie film and she won't cake off of it. She's already been sued for misusing financial funds for the Hendrix company and using the profits to give herself an enormous salary and pay off her mortgage.

  • On That Rah Rah

    Now that he aint gonna play Jimi in the bio-pic, I dont even wanna see it.

  • reddywang

    Come on 3 stacks..We need new music with concept BRO....Also, the one who made the FB of the man son is WACK...

  • Seven Benjamin

    Andre 3000 needs to stop and be a father to his son Seven Benjamin. I guess Seven is not good enough for Dre to move to Dallas and be a full time father to Seven. A full time father is what Seven actually needs in life. That's why Seven makes gay gestures and feminine gestures because he has no consistent strong male figure in his life. Dre coming to Dallas every 3 months and having Seven during the summer and leaving Seven with his mom is not an ACTIVE father figure. An active father figure is there everyday, takes their kid to school, cooks for them, reads to them - doesn't dump them on Erykah, Erykah's assistants, and lovers. Maybe if Dre was in his son everyday his son wouldn't have feminine tendencies!

    • Anonymous

      "Maybe if Dre was in his son everyday his son wouldn't have feminine tendencies!" If Dre was "in his son everyday" that'd be gay AND incest Nah, I think 3 stacks has got it right

    • Anonymous

      why is seven talking in the 3rd person better yet, why'd some strange set up a fake facebook account just to pretend to be a little kid? that's some borderline dateline shit right there

    • X

      ^^^^Co-Sign to both statements...it's truly pathetic for someone to use a CHILD'S image to put out slander...plus it's really reaching and kinda creepy...

    • Anonymous

      if someone made a fake facebook account of his son that is seriously wack

    • 420westcoast

      maybe your mother shouldn't have been such a bitch and tried to hold your dad from becoming what he is. as long as you got that trust fund set up, relax and chill. you are rich and that's all that matters. stop being a faggot too. with all that money you got coming to you, you will be swimming in top notch pussy.

  • Anonymous

    Andre probably can look like a good Jimi Hendrix but his voice might alienate him from Hendrix lovers. Andre's voice is a Southern drawl that isn't as deep as Jimi's was. It will definitely sound weird when Andre attempts to sing Jimi Hendrix songs.

  • R.Pgh

    He could definitely pull off the Jimi look, but one of the main reasons Jimi was so unique (aside from his guitar abilities) was his voice. He was extremely soft spoken, but sounded like no one else when he sang. The main reason Ray and Walk The Line were so successful is that Foxx and Phoenix sounded just like Ray Charles and Johnny Cash.

  • Devin Williams

    Lets go 3 Stacks where u at?!

  • Anonymous

    better him than kid cudi or some other wannabe actor

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