Jimi Hendrix Biopic Goes On Production Without Estate’s Support
For the second time around, the film about Jimi Hendrix failed to get a support from the late icon’s estate.
The film was fully back on track with a creative solution after they’ve included Hendrix’s music when the Experience Hendrix, the family-run company responsible for licensing and managing Jimi’s image and music, wouldn’t allow the producers to use the rocker’s original recordings in the movie.
Now, with the help from a star-studded band featuring current Chickenfoot drummer Kenny Aronoff, they were able to re-create Hendrix and Cream tracks for the movie. Although last Thursday, it was reported that “the six-week shoot in Ireland for the film will apparently not happen,” with Experience Hendrix declaring:
“No such film, were it to include original music or copyrights created by Jimi Hendrix, can be undertaken without its (our) full participation.”
The company insisted on being involved in the creative process “from the inception” of any such project. Later that night, an updated story was issued declaring that the film will proceed with John Ridley directing it from a screenplay he also wrote.
Eventually, the film will be led by Outkast’s Andre 300 and it will go on even without the permission of the estate.