Contact Us

Jimi Hendrix’s Estate Looking To Make Authorized Biopic

Central Press/Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Snapping at the heels of the forthcoming Jimi Hendrix biopic, ‘Jimi: All Is By My Side,’ the estate of Hendrix has signed a deal with the ICM Partners agency with the intention of creating a fully authorized film based on his life.

“We’re delighted to be associated with ICM Partners on this project that’s been a long time coming,” Janie Hendrix, president and CEO of Experience Hendrix, LLC said on their website.  “Our concern has always been that any biography of Jimi that employs his music be held to the very highest standard of cinematic excellence. His musical legacy deserves no less. Our partners at ICM are ideal insofar as they completely understand that the use of his music in such a film is a monumental responsibility that will resonate through generations to come as Jimi’s artistry has since the 1960s.”

The family-run company controls the rights to all the music made by the late guitar legend. While ‘JImi: All Is By My Side,’ directed by Oscar winner John Ridley, features no actual Hendrix music in the film, this proposed new project with ICM Partners will have access to the Hendrix catalog.

Plans for a Hendrix biopic have been making the rounds for years with everyone from Lenny Kravitz to Will Smith and Anthony Mackie tagged to play Hendrix. Andre 3000, of course, stars in ‘Jimi: All Is By My Side,’ which is currently making the rounds at SXSW.

Next: Top 10 Posthumous Jimi Hendrix Albums

Best of 103.7 The Hawk

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Rockaholics quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Rockaholics contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.