Andre 3000 May Play Jimi Hendrix In New Film
Outkast rapper might get a shot at playing musical idol
Rapper/actor Andre “3000” Benjamin may be playing Jimi Hendrix in a new movie.
In an interview with Esquire magazine, actress Hayley Atwell spilled the beans on the project saying that her next role will “possibly” be in an independent film about Hendrix where she will co-star with the 3000.
To anyone that looks hard enough, Benjamin has been grooming himself for this role for at least the last eight years. In addition to pushing for the film (he was supposed to star in a Hughes Brothers directed flick that never materialized), his image and music has become very Hendrix-esque over the last decade.
This could be a bummer for Outkast fans though. Rhyme partner Big Boi and producer Rico Wade have gotten fans excited in recent weeks tweeting that all three of them were back in the studio working on new material. With Andre 3000 possibly playing Hendrix in an upcoming movie, will this mean we'll have to wait even longer for a new Outkast album?