XLrator Media has released an official trailer for John Ridley's second feature film Jimi: All Is by My Side (2013), starring Imogen Poots, Hayley Atwell, Burn Gorman, André Benjamin, Ruth Negga, and Amy De Bhrún. The film is set to open in theaters across the nation on September 26th.
Official synopsis: OutKast's André Benjamin stars as Jimi Hendrix in this revealing biopic from Academy Award-winning writer-director John Ridley (12 Years a Slave). Covering a year in Hendrix's life from 1966-67 as an unknown backup guitarist playing New York's Cheetah Club to making his mark in London's music scene up until his Monterey Pop triumph, the film presents an intimate portrait of the sensitive young musician on the verge of becoming a rock legend.
I agree, it appears Andre has harnessed the light and soul of the man himself. I'm really not a big fan of bio pics but this actually looks intriguing to me.
As a fan of Jimi Hendrix i'm a bit skeptical about the retelling of this important man, but this trailer actually looks like they may have pulled it off.
Time will tell…..