Only two days after multiple reports confirmed a new film based on Jimi Hendrix titled All By My Side was in pre-production, Hendrix’s estate has stated it does not support the proposed movie.
As Music Feeds reported, the film was to be based during 1966-67 when Hendrix recorded his debut album Are You Experienced. The film was allegedly being directed by John Ridley and staring Outkast member Andre 3000 in the leading role of Hendrix.
However, these reports have now been debunked by Hendrix’s family-founded estate. In an article by Blabber Mouth, the following statement was published:
“Various media outlets have recently published accounts that indicate a feature-length Jimi Hendrix biographical film is nearing production. Experience Hendrix, LLC, the family-owned company entrusted with safeguarding the legacy of Jimi Hendrix and administrator of the Jimi Hendrix music and publishing catalog has made it known many times in the past that no such film, were it to include original music or copyrights created by Jimi Hendrix, can be undertaken without its full participation.”
“Experience Hendrix CEO Janie Hendrix, sister of Jimi Hendrix, and the EH board have not ruled out a ‘biopic’ in the future though producing partners would, out of necessity, have to involve the company from the inception of any such film project if it is to include original Jimi Hendrix music or compositions.”
As a Wall Street Journal blog noted, a TV film about Hendrix once aired, but as it did not have the Hendrix estate’s endorsement, could not feature any original Hendrix songs.