First Trailer For Jimi: All Is By My Side

Andre Benjamin goes full Hendrix

First Trailer For Jimi: All Is By My Side

by James White |
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There are a number of films covering different periods in the life of guitar slinger Jimi Hendrix in development. After playing various festivals,** Jimi: All Is By My Side** is the first to actually take aim at cinemas.

Written and directed by 12 Years A Slave scribe John Ridley, and featuring Outkast’s Andre 3000 (here credited as Andre Benjamin), it’s an account of his pre-fame days, of time spent in London, the people he meets and his tangles with the law.

It’s also lacking any of his famous music, which seems odd for a film about a man who had such an impact on the art. But without the expensive, closely-held rights to his work, the pre-fame era is what Ridley focused on.

With Imogen Poots and Hayley Atwell as two of the women who had an influence on his life at the time, All Is By My Side also features Burn Gorman, Ruth Negga and Ashley Charles. It’ll hit the US on September 26 and it also listed as an August 8 release in the UK, though there’s no sign that that’s an official date.

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