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With a new project in the making for Captain America actress Hayley Atwell, could this mean to new acting gig for Outkast’s Andre 3000?
According to Atwell this likely stand in the realm of possibility; In one reply during the actress’ interview with Esquire magazine the actress notes future plans pertaining to “a Jimi Hendrix biopic- an independent film with Andre 3000 from Outkast playing Jimi Hendrix” (pastemagazine.com). However, with an added “But I don’t know, really” to the actress’ prior statement, the occurrence of a biopic with Andre 3000 remains vocally unofficial.
Nonetheless, discussion of a movie centered on Hendrix has been floating throughout the conversations of musicians beyond Andre 3000; Lenny Kravitz and Laurence Fishburne are among those who have exhibited an interest in having a biopic produced. And while a handful have campaigned for the biopic’s production, a budding Hendrix movie in 2006 was halted by London’s High Court. This was due to the court’s reported reasoning that filmmakers in the US did not own rights to Hendrix’s music or image (nme.com).
With multiple appearances in shows such as the soap opera Families and drama series The Shield, Andre 3000 owns his fair share of acting experience. Add on his movie role as Percival in 2006’s Idlewild and the artist, born André Lauren Benjamin, surfaces as an even better match for the legendary Hendrix’s biopic.
Though he has been pushing for a Hendrix biopic since 2004, Andre 3000 is still prepared to release his solo album by the year’s end along with a rumored reunion CD with Big Boi. Being the group that brought us spirited dance songs such as 2003′s “Hey Ya”, “The way you move” and “Roses” (Speakerboxxx/I Love Below), an Outkast album is sure to stll gratify music fans in 2012.
While the future of a music legend’s biopic remains to be seen, music buffs will have to tide themselves over with other means of reaching solid entertainment.
Multiple means of music outlets (youtube.com, Pandora.com, itunes) are sure to semi-pacify music thirsty fans, however, there is little that could match the potential exquisite nature of a Jimi Hendrix Biopic.
In the meantime, a hopefulness that Mrs. Atwell’s “I don’t know” regarding the biopic will transform into certainty shall act as a sustainer for music devotees.
Captain America: The First Avenger: starring Atwell along with Chris Evans and Hugo Weaving premieres everywhere July 22.