OutKast's André 3000 is about to take his sometimes acting career to a whole new level in the role of a lifetime, with Entertainment Weekly reporting that the rapper/producer's starring role in a Jimi Hendrix biopic has been confirmed. The film, entitled All Is By My Side, will begin shooting in Ireland in three weeks.

Written by John Ridley (of Three Kings and U-Turn fame), the film allegedly covers the period where Hendrix wrote and recorded his debut album Are You Experienced in England in 1966 and 1967. There's no word yet on co-stars or planned release dates, though the film's slotted for a six-week production period.

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