Smart scriptwriter John Ridley won an Oscar earlier this year for “12 Years a Slave,” and now his sophomore directorial feature “Jimi: All Is By My Side,” will open in the US on September 24. Watch the stirring and, yes, sexy first trailer below.
Ridley wrote and directed this Jimi Hendrix biopic starring Andre Benjamin (aka rapper/singer Andre 3000) as Hendrix and Imogen Poots as love interest Linda Keith, who met him in 1966 while dating Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards. The film focuses on their relationship, Hendrix’s rise in the London music scene before his death at age 27 in 1970, and the complications that arise when a new admirer (played by Hayley Atwell of “Captain America”) enters the scene.
“All Is By My Side” blends Ridley’s interpretation of the story with archival footage of the era. XLrator Media is distributing with Open Road Films. Read our interview with Ridley on the film here.