Filming for the Jimi Hendrix biopic is a go, according to movie director John Ridley.

Ridley says he will definitely begin filming his Hendrix movie, with or without the Hendrix Estates’ blessing.  Filming begins in Ireland later this month… It’s called All Is By My Side, and it’s set in England during the recording of Are You Experienced in1966. Pop-rapper and part-time movie star Andre 3000 (Andre Benjamin) will play Jimi.

Jimi’s sister and head of the Hendrix estate, Janie said, that they have made it known many times that no such film, were it to include original music or copyrights created by Jimi Hendrix, can be undertaken without its full participation