Angryfilms and Bellport to Make Slide

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Don Murphy’s Angryfilms is teaming with Bellport Pictures’ Carol Lewis to make Slide, a fictional indie drama featuring Jimi Hendrix being written by R.H. Greene, who also will direct.

The Hollywood Reporter says the film tells the quirky story involving a legendary Hendrix “lost weekend” in the late 1960s. The story revolves around two gangsters, desperately trying to get away from a mob boss they double-crossed, who inadvertently kidnap Hendrix, then at the height of his career and drug addiction. Along the way, Hendrix ends up teaching one of the gangsters about honesty, and Hendrix learns to clean up his act.

Slide is more of a road movie and not a biopic; it will not use Hendrix’s music nor feature his family.