It has been nearly 5 years since we all heard some dope music from the hip-hop duo Outkast. One-half of the group, André 3000 has been rumored to be taking it to the movie screen again. According to Esquire.com, Mr. Benjamin is rumored to be up for the biopic role of legendary electric guitarist, Jimi Hendrix:
In contrast to those rumors is this recent Esquire interview with “Captain America” star Haley Atwell, who claims that Andre is still on tap to play Jimi Hendrix in a forthcoming biopic. Maybe. As she claims: “Next up is possibly a Jimi Hendrix biopic — an independent film with Andre 3000 from OutKast playing Jimi Hendrix. But I don’t know, really.” [Source]
It is also rumored that Big Boi and Andre 3000 are on the path to the releasing a new album some time next year:
According to Hip Hop Wired, a “rock solid industry source” has claimed that “Outkast is on track to release a new album by early next year. Both Dre and Big are working on solo projects; they want those out by the end of 2011. [Source]
Let’s hope that both of these are true! Would definitely be a good look!
SPIKE LEE TO REVIVE MOOKIE ROLE IN NEW FILM?
Word on the street is that Spike Lee is working on a new film based on his 1989 Do The Right Thing character, Mookie, a Brooklyn pizza delivery man who butts heads with his boss “over racial issues”:
Blackfilm.com has exclusively learned that Spike Lee is currently working on a new feature film called ‘Red Hook Summer‘ with production slated to start this month. Details on the plot is limited, but a close source has informed us that the story centers on a adult from Atlanta who comes and spends the summer in Red Hook section of Brooklyn, NY. The kicker to this story is that Lee will be reprising his role as Mookie, the character he played over twenty years ago in his most famous film, 1989′s ‘ Do the Right Thing.’ [Source]
Spike Lee was 32 when he played Mookie. It’s not clear whether the 54 year-old director will play Mookie as he was seen in the past or portray Mookie in present day.