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First clips of André Benjamin in Jimi Hendrix bio film leaked

A short clip of André Benjamin of OutKast as Jimi Hendrix in the forthcoming film bio of Jimi Hendrix called “All Is By My Side” was released March 5, the UK Independent reported March 6.. You can see it on this page.

The film, directed by John Ridley, will be screened at SXSW at 9 p.m. March 12 at the Paramount Theatre. Besides Benjamin, it starts Hayley Atwell, Imogen Poots, Burn Gorman, Ruth Negga and Ashley Charles.

According to the Independent, the film is not getting support from the Hendrix estate and will not have any of his music.

In the YouTube clip, Linda Keith talks to Hendrix about why both he and Keith Richards write songs about her. Rolling Stone.com has a different clip with Hendrix talking about moving to London.

The film, which covers a year in Hendrix's life, had its first showing at the Toronto International Film Festival last year.