First look: Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix in 'All is By My Side'
In the pics, Benjamin sports a large afro and is wearing typical '60s-era rocker gear -- bell bottoms and unbuttoned satin shirts. The project, which he's been developing since at least 2004, has yet to find a release date and, according to Idolater, hasn't yet gained permission from the Hendrix family to use original recordings in the soundtrack.
"Jimi was wild onstage," Benjamin said in a New York Daily News interview about the project. "Offstage, he was really calm."
Benjamin also added that he wouldn't be trying to mimic Hendrix's guitar prowess:
"I won't do my own guitar playing," he said. "It will probably be someone who knows Jimi's style inside and out."
See more pictures at Idolator.