Outkast Singer/Rapper Andre 3000’s big screen dreams have disappeared.
The visionary hip-hop artist was ready to play legendary rocker Jimi Hendrix in an independent biopic, but Hendrix’s estate killed the project by restricting access to his music, according to the Boom Box.
Reportedly Janie Hendrix, the CEO of Experience Hendrix and the guitarist’s sister, is the one who objects to film to be made. She says she 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 [our] full participation.”
A Hendrix biopic without music is not an option, so it seems producers have shelved the project for now.
However, a documentary about the iconic guitarist is still being developed. The Hendrix estate says that “with Sony Legacy, our partner, we are active in releasing documentary material starring, so to speak, Jimi Hendrix as himself and plan to continue on this path.”