Thursday, June 14, 2012

play on, play on

Image via MTV Style

I am really excited about John Ridley's biopic about Jimi Hendrix, starring Andre 3000 as the late singer. Mainly because I want to have Andre 3000's babies. The casting choice is perfect because in the past I have mused about how I would also like to have had Jimi's babies. Funny how that works out. The film is called All is By My Side and it will focus on the years just before Hendrix exploded on the music scene. Based on the photos that are coming in of Andre on the set, I think that the production is doing a great job capturing the spirit and style of the times. Hendrix's look was so distinctively his own but Andre masters his psychedelic coolness with finesse.
The film is just the first of a string of projects developing right now that explore the music scene of the late sixties and seventies. Unclaimed Freight Productions is producing a film about CBGB, the famous nightclub frequented by Iggy Pop, Debbie Harry, Stiv Bators and pretty much all the other members of rock royalty. There is also a Rolling Stones film in the works about the making of their masterpiece Exile on Main Street. Harry Styles' name is being tossed around to play Mick, which I think is a somewhat fine choice. Though a bit young to play the musician (who was in his late twenties when Exile was written - keep in mind that Harry is only eighteen), Styles has both the singing ability and that Jagger swagger necessary to play the role -- but I honestly can't think of any young musician or actor competent enough to portray Mick (I'm just a bit protective I suppose).
Personally I wish to see that Marianne Faithfull biopic come to fruition sometime very soon. Her life is so interesting that it would come off well as a narrative, but it has a happy ending which is rare for biopics. But obviously the production on that film hasn't advanced because they haven't the right girl (i.e. me) to play Faithfull.
Title: from "If 6 Was 9" (The Jimi Hendrix Experience)

6 comments:

summer B* said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Andre 3000 is such a good match look wise :o and You should put your name down for the Marianne role ;-) ha-ha
I actually would love to meet Marianne one day <3 I would so go to a film premiere if it was about her and if she was turning up 2 see it <3 X

Merrihel Wednesday said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I tagged you for the Liebster Award! It's here: http://styleandgraphite.blogspot.com/2012/06/liebster-award.html

Alexis said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

SummerB - I definitely agree! Andre is perfect for Jimi! Haha I was only joking about Marianne - I seriously got two emails asking if I was serious about wanting to play Marianne. I am NO actress! I've never tried, so it was funny that people thought I was being serious.

I would looooovvveee to meet Marianne one day too! I would go to a premiere in a heartbeat to see her! When I was living in London, I almost flew to Brussels to see her perform - I absolutely adore her!

Alexis said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks Marrihel! I'll check it out!

Minerva Black the shoppe keeping cat said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I think Andre is amazing looking, but he reminds me of a cross between Hendrix and Phil Lynott. Will be interesting to see the film. I hope they do a good job, the real thing was so mind altering that it will be hard to recreate that aura.

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