André Benjamin is a great musician who also happens to be a good actor. Jimi Hendrix was a great musician who also happened to have a gigantic member (NSFW). What do these things have in common? Purple Haze me,  Irish Film & Television Network:

American rapper Andre 3000 is to star as Jimi Hendrix in a new movie about the rock legend which will begin filming in Ireland later this month.

IFTN understands that ‘All Is By My Side’ will document Hendrix’s period in England over 1966 and 1967 as he formulated his debut album and some of the greatest guitar music ever created. The feature film will be written and directed by John Ridley, who is best known as the writer of ‘Three Kings’ and ‘U-Turn’.

I can see it. This is pretty clearly a passion project for André 3000, so I’m interested to see what comes of it. The biopic will reportedly cover Hendrix’ life around the time he was discovered in 1967’s New York club scene. It’s an interesting tale, as Hendrix was noticed by Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards. Richards’ then-girlfriend put Hendrix in charge with a manager who would eventually take him to London to record his album “Are You Experienced.” That time in London looks to be the precipice of the tale.

Fertile ground for a decent film and perhaps a few good drug montages along the way.

Source: IFTN via Slashfilm