OUTKAST star ANDRE 3000's dreams of bringing Jimi Hendrix's life story to the big screen have been dealt a bitter blow - the rock great's estate won't allow his music to be used in the film.

Andre, real name Andre Benjamin, fears the Hendrix biopic will remain unmade because movie-makers will never gain the rights to use the guitar great's songs.

He says, "I've heard that Will Smith wanted to do it (the film) at one time, Laurence Fishburne; Eddie Murphy had wanted to do it in the beginning of his career.

"There's been a lot of scripts to try to make it happen, but nothing can go on.

"I can go and make a Hendrix film right now, but I could not use any Hendrix songs that he wrote in the film."

04/01/2005 02:23