The first trailer for the Jimi Hendrix biopic “Jimi: All is By My Side” has been released by XLrator Media.
The film, directed by Oscar-winning “12 Years a Slave” writer John Ridley from his own script, stars Andre Benjamin as Hendrix.
“You want things to change?” the Outkast rapper asks in the trailer. “When the power of love takes over from the love of power — that’s when things will change.”
To enhance the authenticity of the feature, Variety reports that Benjamin learned to play the guitar like Hendrix — left handed with a right-hand guitar strung upside down.
The release of the “All Is By My Side” trailer is the latest development for the film, which was created by Ridley after he discovered the Hendrix song “Sending My Love to Linda,” about fashion model Linda Keith. According to reports, Keith heard Hendrix perform in London in 1966 and played a key role in encouraging his career.
To see the trailer for “Jimi: All is By My Side,” check out the video above!
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