Watch: André 3000 Gives Us Chills as Jimi Hendrix in ‘All Is By My Side’ Trailer

It feels like we’ve been waiting forever but we’re finally able to see an official trailer for the Jimi Hendrix biopic Jimi: All Is By My Side , starring Outkast ‘s André 3000 aka André Benjamin.

The film has also received a theatrical release date in the U.S.: September 26, 2014 via Open Road Films.

A decent clip from the feature was released in March 2014 but the trailer gives us an even better look at André’s chilling performance in the film, which is written, directed and executive produced by John Ridley ( 12 Years A Slave ).

“André came out to L.A. in January of 2012 and worked with me through April on all aspects of Jimi,” Ridley told Rolling Stone earlier this year. “From watching video of him to working with a vocal coach to getting as slim and slender as Jimi was at that time period. He didn’t just work on playing the guitar, but playing the guitar left-handed… He gave that performance because he wanted it. It was never going to be a Vegas lounge act. It was always going to be about getting to an emotional honesty with this character, and I cannot say enough about what André did.”

Set in 1966-67, 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 rapper/actor 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 ).

The film is produced by Darko Entertainment, Freeman Film and Subotica Entertainment.

It has premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and Stockholm International Film Festival in 2013, SXSW in March 2014, Seattle International Film Festival in May 2014, and Italy’s Biografilm Festival and Los Angeles Film Festival in June 2014.