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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Jimi Hendrix Biopic To Be Produced By Legendary Pictures

Above, Jimi Hendrix on September 17, 1970.

Legendary Pictures, the folks who brought us the $500 million-plus box office blockbuster Godzilla (with Warner Bros.) last year, is now set to produce a biopic on the late rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix.

According to HitFix.com:
Jimi Hendrix is proving popular for the big screen lately. Last year brought with it John Ridley's "Jimi: All Is By My Side" with Spirit Award nominee Andre Benjamin in the starring role. Now comes word that Legendary Pictures will finally move ahead on developing a biopic about the musician with "Captain Phillips" helmer Paul Greengrass set to direct. 
I say finally because Greengrass and Legendary's Thomas Tull had a shot at making a Hendrix film four years ago, but like Ridley's film, it would have been without the Hendrix estate's cooperation. Now, reportedly, a deal has been struck, and the two parties will set out to produce the definitive cinematic portrait of the rock icon.
This should prove to be interesting since it has the cooperation of Janie Hendrix, who heads Experience Hendrix, who has the official license of Jimi Hendrix.

Read more at http://www.hitfix.com/in-contention/legendary-pictures-and-paul-greengrass-moving-forward-on-jimi-hendrix-biopic#xv4mJfD7DzhW0BsU.99

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