Jimi Hendrix Estate Dismisses Biopic Rumors
A number of media outlets reported earlier this week that Outkasts’ Andre 3000 had been selected to play Jimi Hendrix in a new biopic about the guitarist’s life. That rumor was quashed today when Experience Hendrix, the family-owned company that controls Hendrix’s music and publishing catalog, released a statement saying that the film would be unable to use the guitarists’s original music or copyrights without their full participation. However, it appears there is still a possibility of the film moving forward as the statement suggests.
Experience Hendrix CEO Janie Hendrix, sister of Jimi Hendrix, and the EH board have not ruled out a “biopic” in the future though producing partners would, out of necessity, have to involve the company from the inception of any such film project if it is to include original Jimi Hendrix music or compositions.