Producers pick Hendrix pic; Poots joins

Darko, Subotica team for rock bipoc; Andre Benjamin confirmed as Jimi

Darko Entertainment, Subotica Entertaiment and Matador Pictures are teaming to produce the Jimi Hendrix “All Is By My Side,” the cast of which Imogen Poots (“Fright Night”) has joined.

Also confirmed for the cast are Outkast singer Andre Benjamin, who will play Hendrix, and Hayley Atwell (“Captain America”).

Darko Entertainment is financing the film, which John Ridley will direct from his own original script.

A love story at heart, “All Is By My Side” aims to captures the energy, the charisma and the talent of a music legend whose influence still resonates around the world today. Based on actual interviews and archival materials, pic will poignantly reveal a Jimi Hendrix behind the legend.

Pic will be produced by Darko’s Sean McKittrick and Jeff Culotta, Subotica’s Tristan Orphen Lynch, Matador¹s Nigel Thomas and Danny Bramson. Ridley will exec produce with Darko’s Ted Hamm.

Content Film is handling foreign sales and production will start later this month on location in Ireland.

CAA reps Ridley, Atwell, Poots and Darko Entertainment, while WME reps Benjamin, who previously starred in Universal’s Prohibition-era musical “Idlewild.”

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