Jimi Hendrix’s ‘lost weekend’ to be turned into feature film

Casting for 'Slide' is underway

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A film of Jimi Hendrix‘s infamous ‘lost weekend’ is set to go into production.

Called ‘Slide’, the film is about events in September 1969, when he was apparently the subject of a hoax kidnapping, orchestrated by his manager.

“While we have to be speculative because no definitive version of the event exists, this takes it out of the realm of fiction for me,” writer and director RH Greene told Twentyfourbit.com.

“It’s part of Jimi‘s story, and I think it offers an opportunity to show him fully but from a unique angle. That was my aim in writing it, and that’s going to be my aim in making it.”

The casting process for the film is currently underway, with production scheduled to start early next year.

Meanwhile, live recordings from Hendrix’s 1967 and 1968 shows in Paris and Ottawa are being released on January 25.

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