Following its SXSW debut earlier this year, the Jimi Hendrix biopic All Is By My Side , starring rapper/actor André 3000 , is set to premiere in the U.S. on June 12th at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
Written, directed and executive produced by John Ridley ( 12 Years A Slave ), the film covers a year in the life of the legendary guitarist, when he was an unknown backup musician playing New York’s Cheetah Club to making his mark in London’s music scene up until his Monterey Pop triumph.
Although the film doesn’t feature any of Hendrix’s original songs, the Outkast emcee will sing covers of the Beatles, Elvis, Muddy Waters , and the Troggs , whose song “Wild Thing” closed out his star-making, guitar-burning Monterey set in 1967.
Shot in Ireland, All Is by My Side also stars British actresses Imogen Poots ( That Awkward Moment ) and Hayley Atwell ( Captain America: The First Avenger ), Irish actress Ruth Negga ( World War Z ), and American actor Burn Gorman ( Pacific Rim ). Check out a clip from the film below.
[photo via afropunk.com ]