Jimi Hendrix biopic on the way from Legendary
With Woodstock celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, the company has chosen a timely moment to make the pic, which will be produced by Thomas Tull and Bill Gerber, reports Variety.
Hendrix's performance of The Star-Spangled Banner was one of the seminal moments of the Woodstock music festival, which took place in 1969 at a dairy farm outside New York.
Max Borenstein, author of What is Life Worth, is due to pen the script and Legendary hopes to develop the project before trying to acquire the rights, which are owned by his step-sister.
There have been previous attempts to bring the life of Hendrix to the big screen, with musicians Lenny Kravitz and Outkast's Andre Benjamin touted as possible leading men.
Hendrix died on September 18th 1970 in circumstances that have never been fully explained.