Andre 3000 to Play Jimi Hendrix in Biopic?
Outkast’s Andre 3000 is reportedly in talks to play the guitar god in a new biopic.
In an interview with Esquire magazine, Hayley Atwell, who is starring in the upcoming Captain America film, mentioned that a project was in the works.
When asked what was next for the actress, she replied, “Possibly a Jimi Hendrix biopic — an independent film with Andre 3000 from OutKast playing Jimi Hendrix.”
“But I don’t know, really,” she added.
Talk of a Hendrix biopic has been around for several years now. Andre 3000 himself has been campaigning for a film since 2004, and Lenny Kravtiz and Laurence Fishburne have also tried to put a biopic in motion.
Andre 3000 is set to release a solo album by the end of the year, and is also rumored to partner with Big Boi again for a new Outkast album in 2012.
Captain America: The First Avenger, starring Atwell, Chris Evans and Hugo Weaving, will release in theaters July 22.
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