Word on the Jimi Hendrix biopic All Is by My Side has been relatively quiet lately, but after John Ridley won an Oscar for his 12 Years a Slave screenplay, it’s no wonder that Ridley’s new project is getting a push. The biopic, written and directed by Ridley, stars Andre Benjamin/Andre 3000 in the role of the legendary rocker. The film’s first clip is now available, and it features Benjamin alongside co-star Imogen Poots, who plays groupie Linda Keith.
Also starring Hayley Atwell, Ashley Charles, and Ruth Negga, All Is by My Side opens August 8th in the U.K.; the film does not yet have a U.S. release date. Hit the jump to watch the clip.
Here’s the first clip from All Is by My Side (via EW):
Described by Ridley as one of the most rarely told stories in rock history, “All Is By My Side” charts just over a year in a man’s life. The year he blossomed and became Jimi Hendrix. The year he spent as a young musician trying to make it on the streets and in the clubs of London, England. The lovers, friends, and musical collaborators, who helped him get there. Starring Andre Benjamin in an electrifying performance as Hendrix, “All Is By My Side” also features a stand out supporting cast including Hayley Atwell, Imogen Poots, and Ruth Negga.