Remember when Outkast member Andre 3000 was talking about doing a Jimi Hendrix biopic? Well, apparently, contrary to popular belief, the film is not dead! Proof that the film is not dead is “Captain America” star Hayley Atwell talking about her involvement in the project in an interview for next month’s issue of Esquire.

“Next up is possibly a Jimi Hendrix biopic–an independent film with Andre 3000 from OutKast playing Jimi Hendrix,” she said. “But I don’t know, really. The Atwell team is like, Let’s just wait and see…”

So there you have it. The biopic is still a dream. Hopefully it becomes a reality, because who better to play Hendrix than Andre 3000? He would be amazing as Hendrix. And if enough money gets behind it, it could a wide-release film instead of an indie one that may or may not make it to all of the national theaters. Basically, if things go right with this idea, I think this biopic could be Andre 3000’s “Ray.”

But what do you think about it? Would you love to see Atwell in the biopic? And what do you think about Andre 3000 wanting to play Hendrix? Give your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.

Hayley Atwell
Hayley Atwell

By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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