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Jun 16

Tom Hiddleston to Play Hank WIlliams in Film About Singer’s Life

Hank Williams, Sr.

Hank Williams‘ life is being brought to the big screen, reports the Hollywood Reporter. Tom Hiddleston is set to portray Hank in the new film, I Saw the Light. Directed by March Abraham, the film will chronicle Hank’s rise to fame, including the toll the spotlight took on him, and his untimely death.

Production has secured rights to Hank’s catalog, which includes hits like “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” “Hey Good Lookin,’” and “Your Cheatin’ Heart.” Hiddleston will do his own singing in the film which is quite the departure from his recent movies, which have included Thor, The Avengers and Thor: The Dark World.

Despite his stardom, Hank’s life was anything but easy. Severe back pain, alcoholism and prescription drug abuse took their toll on Hank’s health and the Grand Ole Opry dismissed him because of unreliability and frequent drunkenness. He died on January 1, 1953 at the age of 29 from heart failure caused by pills and alcohol.


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