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Subject: New Hendrix film

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/08/15 at 7:07 am

Captain Phillips director Paul Greengrass is being lined up to direct a Jimi Hendrix biopic - this time with permission from the singer's estate.

Legendary Pictures has reached agreement with Experience Hendrix and is now progressing with what it hopes will be the "ultimate" film on the man whose guitar wizardry and psychedelic fashion sense made him one of the most iconic stars in rock history.

An unauthorised film Jimi: All is By My Side, starring rapper Andre 3000, went ahead in 2013 without permission from Experience Hendrix meaning it was unable to feature many of the star's most famous tracks in the film.

Hendrix died in 1970 at the age of 27. There is no word yet on who might play the singer, but Anthony Mackie - currently starring in Avengers: Age Of Ultron - was an early favourite when the project was first mooted in 2011.

Greengrass is expected to begin shooting the film after he has finished work on the forthcoming Bourne instalment with Matt Damon.

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