We’ve heard talk about Andre 3000 playing Jimi Hendrix in the upcoming film “All Is By My Side,” and we even got a taste of what it’ll look like with a short clip released earlier this year. But now we can really dig our teeth into the biopic, with the release on Thursday (July 3) of the first official trailer.
The trailer shows Three Stacks as a young Hendrix — pre-fame, in 1966-67 — as he works his way to become the legendary musician that he is now remembered as. The movie reportedly has not secured the rights to the late rocker’s music, which is much of the reason that it focuses on the years before he made it big.
Hendrix died in 1970, at the age of 27.
The film, which was written by John Ridley, who also wrote “12 Years A Slave,” opens September 26.