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Legendary eyes Hendrix

08.20.2009
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Jimi pulls the strings...

"Legendary" is easily one of the most appropriate words to describe Jimi Hendrix, and thus might prove the key to finally mounting a bio pic on the singer.

Legendary Pictures has been in "loose" discussions for a while to succeed where many have failed before: convince the Hendrix estate to release them the rights for feature film account of the guitar great's life.

The production shingle has now tapped rookie scribe Max Borenstein for script duties with a new strategy in mind: mounting the project up until they're ready to film and THEN present their case to obtain rights. Risky but logical: better to demonstrate what they have in mind then vaguely promise it'll be good.

No words yet on possible director and casting, but previous ill-fated attempts had names like Tarantino, Lenny Kravitz and Andre Benjamin rumored or attached. My two cents: True Blood's Mehcad Brooks (AKA Eggs). Other suggestions?

Extra Tidbit: Legend has it Hendrix lacked the money to buy his first new guitar, and so bought a second hand left-handed Fender. He then learned to play the guitar upside-down with reversed string.
Source: Variety

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9:41PM on 08/23/2009

two choices...

I say either Andre 3000, he looks eerily like him -- and there's a vibe about him in the music video from "Prototype"...

Second choice could be Martin Luther McCoy -- who played a Hendrix doppleganger without ever saying he was supposed to be when he played JoJo in "Across The Universe."

either one of those could do very well.
I say either Andre 3000, he looks eerily like him -- and there's a vibe about him in the music video from "Prototype"...

Second choice could be Martin Luther McCoy -- who played a Hendrix doppleganger without ever saying he was supposed to be when he played JoJo in "Across The Universe."

either one of those could do very well.
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7:18AM on 08/23/2009
Mos Def... nuff said
Mos Def... nuff said
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9:15PM on 08/22/2009
Andre 3000 and Lenny Kravitz are terrible choices. And whoever they get to play Jimi better know how to play. Musicians will be paying attention.
Andre 3000 and Lenny Kravitz are terrible choices. And whoever they get to play Jimi better know how to play. Musicians will be paying attention.
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3:37PM on 08/20/2009
I don't know if this will work out. I think the guy who plays Eggs would be a good choice, oddly enough Andre Benjamin isn't too bad in my opinion.
I don't know if this will work out. I think the guy who plays Eggs would be a good choice, oddly enough Andre Benjamin isn't too bad in my opinion.
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10:27AM on 08/20/2009

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nice try, but Hendrix was left-handed, and played a right-handed Fender upside down
nice try, but Hendrix was left-handed, and played a right-handed Fender upside down
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10:17AM on 08/20/2009

Will Smith?

Why not. He butchered Ali. Hell, why not Jamie Fox? He did a sad impersonation of Ray. Screw it... just pick a Wayan, cause I don't like Hendrix anyway.
Why not. He butchered Ali. Hell, why not Jamie Fox? He did a sad impersonation of Ray. Screw it... just pick a Wayan, cause I don't like Hendrix anyway.
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9:18AM on 08/20/2009

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
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2:38AM on 08/20/2009

Seeing as what Hollywood has become...

they could always get Kevin James to play Hendrix?
they could always get Kevin James to play Hendrix?
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