An exclusive from The Irish Film and Television Network reported Friday, that Outcast Rapper Andre 3,000 is all set to play the lead role in the long awaited Jimi Hendrix bio film. IFTN reports that the film is currently in production in Wicklow, Ireland, and is expected to take six weeks to shoot. The film will reportedly chronicle Hendrix’s early career following him through his time spent in England In 1966 and 1967 as he worked on what would become his debut album, Are You Experienced.
This highly anticipated film has hit its share of delays in the past. It hit its notable snag when production was initially shut down by the Hendrix estate in July of last year. The film will be produced by Irish producer Tristan Orpen Lynch with the Dublin based production company Subotica Entertainment along side Richard Kelly’s Darko Entertainment and Britain’s Matador Pictures. John Ridley, writer of 1999’s Three Kings and 1997’s U Turn. is set to direct the feature. We’ll gladly keep you posted as new details are made available.