I Saw the Light

Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams in ‘I Saw the Light’

by Arthur Vandelay on August 12, 2015

tom-hiddleston-as-hank-williamsAlthough we’ve seen Tom Hiddleston tease his Hank Williams already, there hasn’t been any official photos released of the Thor actor as the country legend. Until now. Here’s your first look at Hank, whose the focus of the new narrative feature I Saw the Light, which shot in Shreveport, Louisiana last year.

The biopic is currently set to see the light of day on November 27, smack dab in the middle of awards season.

Source: Deadline

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twisted1-webMaddie Hasson has signed on to star in Marc Abraham’s Hank Williams biopic I Saw The Light. Hasson will star alongside Tom Hiddleston, who will play the legendary Hank Williams, and Elizabeth Olsen, who plays Williams’ wife Audrey. Hasson stars as Billie Jean, the nineteen-year-old Williams pursued after his divorce from Audrey and who later became his wife.

The film will follow the country singer’s rise to stardom from his first marriage in 1944 to his Grand Ole Opry debut in 1949. Sadly, the country icon passed away in 1953 at 29 due to heart failure from drug and alcohol use.

Hasson recently finished up the indie flick A Light Beneath Their Feet and starred on ABC Family’s Twisted.  Now she is heading to Shreveport for I Saw The Light which begins filming this month. The film is slated for a 2015 release.

Source: Deadline

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Elizabeth-Olsen-6-webThe cast for the new country music biopic I Saw The Light is coming together. Elizabeth Olsen has joined Tom Hiddleston in the upcoming film, the story of country singer Hank Williams’ rise to stardom.

The film marks a return to Louisiana for Olsen, who shot Oldboy in New Orleans in 2012. Shooting in Shreveport will be sort of a “full-circle moment as far as Williams’ legacy is concerned.” Williams started his early career on the renowned Louisiana Hayride radio program, which originated from the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium.

I Saw the Light will follow Hank Williams’ rise to stardom from his first marriage in 1944 to his Grand Ole Opry debut in 1949. The country icon passed away in 1953 at 29 due to heart failure from drug and alcohol use. Hiddleston will play the legendary Hank Williams and Olsen will play his wife, Audrey Mae. Hiddleston recently debuted his Williams at the Wheatland music festival. The project begins shooting in Shreveport in October.

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Tom Hiddleston, best known as Loki in Thor and Avengers, is set to play country music legend Hank Williams in the upcoming film I Saw the Light. And he is wasting no time getting into character.

Hiddleston made a surprise appearance at the Wheatland Music Festival in Michigan as he performed a few of Hank Williams’ best-known songs alongside his country-music coach Rodney Crowell. The surprise performance revealed that the English actor was quite a good singer with a very believable country twang.

Even with his great voice, there has been some controversy with country fans, given that Hiddleston is a British man playing an American icon from Alabama. Hank Williams III even agreed that an authentic southern actor should’ve played his grandfather. Nonetheless, Hiddleston has taken on this role wholeheartedly as he practices vocal and guitar daily with Crowell.

The film will follow the country singer’s rise to stardom from his first marriage in 1944 to his Grand Ole Opry debut in 1949. Sadly, the country icon passed away in 1953 at 29 due to heart failure from drug and alcohol use.

I Saw the Light begins shooting in Shreveport in October and is slated for release in 2015.Tom-Hiddleston_reuters_1200-web

Source:: Yahoo Movies

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