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    Wed, 22 Dec 2010 11:16:35

    Jimi Hendrix Biopic Nixed - His estate did not support the project

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    A Jimi Hendrix biopic has been scrapped because Experience Hendrix, which oversees Hendrix's estate, did not support the project. Experience Hendrix feared that the biopic would hurt sales of the guitarist's back catalog. Allegedly, The Doors catalog was harmed after the release of Oliver Stone's dramatic film about the band. I am not quite sure how a film about the guitarist will hurt sales; it seems counterintuitive, since a film about Hendrix would seem to point fans, new and old, to his music and to purchasing it, no?

    Deadline reports that without the estate's approval, the biopic cannot and will not move forward.

    Would you like to see an approved Hendrix biopic?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    12.22.10




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