Another Jimi Hendrix film?
There have been plenty of problems trying to get a Jimi Hendrix film off the ground, mainly because of one thing, the Experience Hendrix who control the rights to the Hendrix estate.
The estate is run by Hendrix's stepsister Janie Hendrix, and despite every film attempt, the rights have never been given. What you would hope is it's because every film so far hasn't managed to be true to Hendrix. So will this attempt?
Who knows. However Thomas Tull is the man who is producing the film and he's already been responsible for the film It Might Get Loud which featured such legendary names as Jimmy Page, the Edge, and, according to Variety, Jack White, hardly legendary. However it does put the producer on good stead for a Hendrix film.
Legendary is in talks to get the rights because how could you make a film about the great man without the rights to his music or his style, and that lies with the estate.
We'll have to wait and see if they get the rights to Jimi Hendrix and his music, because it would be amazing to see a film about the man, but there's a big question here, who would play him?
I think you have to ask someone who can play, and someone who can play well. Although Andre Benjamin has been asked before and he's a strong actor and performer, I can't see anyone but Lenny Kravitz fitting the bill, do you?