Jimi Hendrix Estate block movie plans
The Andre 3000 starring film won't feature Hendrix's music, say legendary guitarist's estate
The previously announced Jimi Hendrix biopic starring Andre 3000 won't feature any official Hendrix content, according to the '60s guitarist's estate.
In a statement, the Jimi Hendrix Estate said:
"Various media outlets have recently published accounts that indicate a feature-length Jimi Hendrix biographical film is nearing production. Experience Hendrix, LLC, the family-owned company entrusted with safeguarding the legacy of Jimi Hendrix and administrator of the Jimi Hendrix music and publishing catalogue, 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.