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Hendrix estate doesn't endorse biopic

CASTLES MADE OF SAND: Experience Hendrix has issued a statement following press reports earlier this week that OutKast’s Andre 3000 has been tapped to play Jimi Hendrix in the upcoming biopic All Is By My Side. “Various media outlets have recently published accounts that indicate a feature length Jimi Hendrix biographical film is nearing production,” the statement reads. “Experience Hendrix, LLC, the family-owned company entrusted with safeguarding the legacy of Jimi Hendrix and administrator of the Jimi Hendrix music and publishing catalog has made it known many times in the past that no such film, were it to include original music or copyrights created by Jimi Hendrix, can be undertaken without its full participation. Experience Hendrix CEO Janie Hendrix, sister of Jimi Hendrix, and the EH board have not ruled out a ‘biopic’ in the future though producing partners would, out of necessity, have to involve the company from the inception of any such film project if it is to include original Jimi Hendrix music or compositions.” (5/10a)

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