Andre 3000, Mark Wahlberg and Tyrese as brothers? It could only happen in Hollywood …
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dre has signed on to star alongside Wahlberg and Tyrese in a Paramount Pictures drama. The film, currently untitled but formerly known as “Four Brothers,” revolves around four brothers who seek to avenge their mother’s death. Garrett Hedlund (“Troy,” “Friday Night Lights”) is slated to play the fourth brother. John Singleton (“Boyz N the Hood,” “2 Fast 2 Furious”) will direct; principal photography is scheduled to begin Monday in Toronto.
While that project looks to keep Dre busy for the next few months, it seems that his dream of portraying legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix may end up being just that. Janie Hendrix, president and CEO of Experience Hendrix, the organization that manages the guitarist’s estate, said the company is not currently working with anyone on a Hendrix biopic nor is it licensing music to any film at this time.
Andre has expressed his desire to play Hendrix in a biopic being developed by the Hughes brothers (see “Outkast’s Andre 3000 Has Been Doing His Hendrix Homework” ). However, without the cooperation of Experience Hendrix, it seems unlikely that the film will proceed.
Meanwhile, the long-awaited Outkast HBO movie, “My Life in Idlewild,” is expected to be on its way shortly (see “Outkast Wrap Movie, Prep Two New LPs Despite Busy Awards-Show Schedule” ). According to representatives at HBO, the film is in post-production, however there is no word yet as to when the film will air.
Next up for Dre on the film front is “Be Cool,” the sequel to “Get Shorty” (see “Christina Milian, Black Eyed Peas Heat Up ‘Be Cool’ Soundtrack” ). The film finds Dre in familiar territory — playing a rapper.
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