'Jimi: All Is by My Side' Trailer Released

artist: jimi hendrix date: 07/04/2014 category: entertainment
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'Jimi: All Is by My Side' Trailer Released
A new trailer for the forthcoming Jimi Hendrix biopic "Jimi: All Is by My Side" gives fans an extended look at how the guitar god will be portrayed by Andre Benjamin, better known as Andre 3000 of the group OutKast.

In a telling quote from the clip, Hendrix is told (via Ultimate Classic Rock), "You've never been nothin' to them but a curiosity." That underscores some of the delays, rumors and controversy that have consistently surrounded this project.

Benjamin's uncanny resemblance and perceptive interpretation of the character make clear, however, his passion for a film that he's been lobbying to make for years. As he takes the stage in the trailer, warning the crowd to "watch out for your ears!" Benjamin has been transformed.

Opening in theaters on Sept. 26, "Jimi: All Is by My Side" traces Hendrix's sudden rise, even as it details his struggles during the career-making year of 1966-67. In the clip's final scene, a reporter frames things for the young guitarist: "There's so much competition right now. Cream, the Who - do you think you're better than all of them?" The trailer, which premiered via Today.com, ends with a confident Benjamin offering a smile that any Hendrix fan would recognize.

Don't look for any songs from his discography, however, either here or in the final film project. Hendrix's family, who are looking to make their own movie, isn't allowing his music to be used.

"Jimi: All Is by My Side" premiered at the Toronto Film Festival to strong notices last year; the first clip from the film was released in March.

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