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Mackie, Newton Team For Hendrix Biopic

By Garth Franklin Friday May 16th 2014 09:23AM
Mackie, Newton Team For Hendrix Biopic

Anthony Mackie will play Jimi Hendrix, while Thandie Newton and potentially Noomi Rapace will co-star in the long-gestating Jimi Hendrix biopic "Jimi". No word when filming aims to begin.

Formerly known as "Crosstown Traffic," Paul Greengrass previously planned to direct before the project fell apart in 2010 following objections from Hendrix's estate.

Those concerns appear to have been addressed, with Ol Parker taking over and directing from his own screenplay which chronicles the last nine days of Hendrix's life.

Newton would play Parker's wife while Rapace is being eyed to play Swedish actress and Hendrix's former girlfriend Kathy Etchingham.

Source: The Wrap

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