Newswire: Paul Greengrass is back on that Jimi Hendrix biopic—no, the other one

Last year’s unauthorized, Andre 3000-starring Jimi Hendrix biopic, Jimi: All Is By My Side, barely registered in the cultural consciousness—according to Box Office Mojo, the movie made just $340,911 during its U.S. theatrical run. It won’t be long until that one is forgotten entirely, clearing a path for Hollywood to do what it does best: Start making a thing that’s just like another thing.

That thing is another Jimi Hendrix biopic, which, according to Deadline is ready to go at Legendary Pictures, with Paul Greengrass in talks to shakily direct a script written by The Fighter and 8 Mile screenwriter Scott Silver. Greengrass has been attempting to get his Hendrix movie off the ground since 2010; then Hendrix’s estate objected to the original script, leading Greengrass to exit the project and inciting a series of increasingly Jormp-Jompesque events involving Anthony Mackie and The …

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