Pass The Popcorn : Another Jimi Hendrix Biopic Is In The Works Starring Anthony Mackie
Anthony Mackie is the latest Tinseltown personality being tapped to give us a take on Jimi Hendrixs timeless swagger. According to The Wrap, Mackie will star in yet another biopic treatment of the guitar deity, which is being penned byThe Best Exotic Marigold Hotel writer Ol Parkerand will dramatically differ from John Ridely and Andre 3000's own pieceAll Is By My Side.Though it bears the same central figure, Parker and Mackies take on Jimis legacy will chronicle the last seven days leading to his death, as opposed to the AlBMSs focus on the year leading to his astral take-off.
Theres no word on whether the late greats catalogue has been gifted to the project, but given the timeframe of the film, it seems ever more integral to incorporate Jimis original score. Now that the film -- which was formerly titledCrosstown Traffic-- has been given a second breath, it will be interesting to see how it develops asAIBMS begins its roll-out, premiering in theaters nationwide on June 13th. We'll have more onJimi as details unfold, but in the meantime, you can get your fix of Jimi bio maniawith an exclusive clip of 3 stacks doing his best Jimi thing below.