Many tributes have been made in honor of one of rock’s greatest legends, Jimi Hendrix, but his upcoming biopic will probably top them all.

 

With the approval of Experience Hendrix, LLC and in partnership with Legendary Pictures, this creation is at the reigns of “Captain Phillips” director Paul Greengrass. He is working off the words of Scott Silver, whose repertoire includes writing lines for the real Slim Shady in “8 Mile.” Additionally, Thomas Tull will produce the film bringing to the table his experiences from notable films, like “The Dark Knight,” “The Dark Knight Rises,” and “Inception.”

 

Al Hendrix sitting in court during 1995 trial over late son's property.

Ownership of the estate sparked a feud in 1995 resulting in Al Hendrix winning the rights to his son’s property. (nytimes.com)

This idea is not recently new. In fact, conversations spurred about four years ago when Greengrass and Tull made a team effort and pitched their material to the estate holders. At the time, they were working with a different script writer and apparently couldn’t settle on any agreements. That hostility hindered the project from moving forward. Without the estate’s cooperation, the plan ceased to exist. The project’s revival means that fans can anticipate a great film coming their way.

 

In September, it will be 45 years since the unfortunate passing of Hendrix, but his legacy remains strong. The approved film has permission to use recordings and clips of music, an element absent from the unofficial 2013 movie, “Jimi: All is By My Side.” If the right resources are tapped into, this film could bring Hendrix back to life, if only for a short period of time.

 

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