OutKast singer Andre 3000 is reportedly in talks to play guitarist Jimi Hendrix in a film directed by the Hughes brothers.

The film is set to chronicle the rise to fame of the rock legend through to his death in 1970 at the age of 27.

Andre 3000 is currently filming a cameo as a member of a rap group managed by John Travolta in 'Be Cool', the sequel to 'Get Shorty'.

He is also due to star with fellow OutKast member, Big Boi, in 'Speakerboxxx', a film based on their hit 2003 album.