Outkast wants Leonardo Dicaprio to play him in a film, and Kevin James to play Big Boi.
Andre 3000 may have just played Jimi Hendrix in Jimi: All Is By My Side, but the Outkast man has some ambitious plans for a biopic of himself. Speaking at a screening of the movie at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, the rapper admitted he had some unconventional casting choices in mind.
Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix in 'All Is By My Side'
"Instead of really serious, make it a full comedy - like Kevin Hart would play Big Boi," he told Rolling Stone. For himself, Andre said, "We should cast somebody stupid - like Leonardo [DiCaprio]."
May that's a little ambitious - and weird - but Andre 300 may well find himself as the focus of a biopic in a couple of years. The rapper is building an interesting and diverse career and has his best acting reviews yet for All Is By My Side.
"Limited in focus and scope, but thanks to Andre Benjamin, almost certainly the best Jimi Hendrix biopic we could hope for," said Roger Moore of the McClatchy-Tribune News Service.
"Andre Benjamin -- better known as Andre 3000 of the Atlanta hip-hop duo OutKast -- is a no-brainer yet still genius casting as the young guitar god, and looking the part is about the least of that," said Bob Strauss of the Los Angeles Daily News.
"If you're expecting all of Hendrix's familiar numbers, you'll be disappointed, but you're interested in the human being who made those hits, you'll find your sense of the new rewarded even as your sense of the familiar is let down," said James Rocchi of Film.com.
Jimi: All Is By My Side is released in the U.S on Friday (September 26, 2016).