After much waiting, the new trailer for the Jimi Hendrix bio-pic, All is By My Side, has been released. The new trailer features Hendrix, played by Andre Benjamin (Andre 3000) making his debut as an unknown guitarist in the London music scene, how he wanted his music portrayed, and his relationship with Imogen Poots’ Linda Keith, who was Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards’ longtime girlfriend and the muse behind several of both Hendrix and Richards’ songs.
The film has already premiered at several film festivals including the Toronto Film Festival and South By Southwest, but the release date for the film has been recently pushed back until September 26.
The film was helmed by Academy Award-winning writer-director John Ridley of 12 Years a Slave fame, and chronicles Hendrix’s life between the years of 1966 and 1967. It shows how he rose from being a backup guitarist at NY’s Cheetah Club to his upcoming fame in the London music scene, and climaxing with his iconic set at the Monterey Pop Festival
When Andre 3000 (Andre Benjamin) had been chosen to play Jimi Hendrix in the upcoming bio-pics, some were wondering if the OutKast member would be able to take on the role of the iconic musician even though he has had several film credits to his name.
Today, the first official trailer for All is By My Side was released ahead of its South by Southwest premiere. The clip features Benjamin’s Hendrix flirting with Imogen Potts’ Linda Keith who was Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards’ longtime girlfriend. Keith would go on to influence many songs for both Hendrix and Richards.
All is By My Side was written and directed by now Academy Award winner John Ridley and already premiered last year at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film has already been released in the United Kingdom, but as of now, there is no word on when it will be released in the United States.