Outkast’s Andre 3000 is officially set to play Jimi Hendrix in what could be the coolest biopic since Walk The Line. The rumors of him actually starring in the movie have been hot and cold for over a year but production begins shooting in Ireland in three weeks and will take six weeks to complete. Apparently, it will focus on Hendrix’s life around the time when he recorded Are You Experienced? with Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell (best name ever).
At first Andre 3000 could seem like a disappointing choice simply because he’s a recognizable face, but he’s hardly as famous as some like Jamie Foxx playing Ray Charles. Plus, he looks eerily like Jimi already so imagine how close the resemblance will be with that airy ‘fro and a deeper voice. Oh, and did anyone realize that Hendrix was originally discovered by Keith Richards’ then girlfriend? Crazy. Click the link above if you don’t believe me.