Looks like this movie is actually happening. Two weeks ago, Experience Hendrix put out a statement basically condemning this movie and saying they were not participating. You know what that means? No? It means that Hendrix’s music can’t make an appearance in the film.
How do you do a Hendrix biopic without his music? No clue. Here’s Experience Hendrix’s statement:
“Various media outlets have recently published accounts that indicate a feature-length Jimi Hendrix biographical film is nearing production. Experience Hendrix, LLC, the family-owned company entrusted with safeguarding the legacy of Jimi Hendrix and administrator of the Jimi Hendrix music and publishing catalogue, has made it known many times in the past that no such film, were it to include original music or copyrights created by Jimi Hendrix, can be undertaken without its full participation. “Experience Hendrix CEO Janie Hendrix, sister of Jimi Hendrix, and the EH board have not ruled out a ‘biopic’ in the future though producing partners would, out of necessity, have to involve the company from the inception of any such film project if it is to include original Jimi Hendrix music or compositions.”