Entertainment Hank Williams Biopic

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    See a Clip of Tom Hiddleston Singing in Hank Williams Biopic
    British actor portrays the late country legend in 'I Saw the Light,' due out in November

    By Stephen L. Betts September 11, 2015

    Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/...n-hank-williams-biopic-20150911#ixzz3lUnzTeUj
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    Hank Williams and his Drifting Cowboys band come to life in the first official footage released from the upcoming biopic, I Saw the Light. British actor Tom Hiddleston steps into the shoes of the Alabama native in a brief scene from the film that depicts the singer and his band members in the studio recording what would be his first hit, "Move It on Over," at Nashville's Castle Studio in 1947. There's also a brief glimpse of Williams watching from a window as his then-wife, Audrey, played by Elizabeth Olsen, admonishes a handyman working on their house.

    One year ago this week, Hiddleston surprised fans of the Avengers films, in which he plays Thor's archenemy, Loki, when he hit the stage at Michigan's Wheatland Music Festival with the same song, as well as "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry." Accompanying him on guitar was the film's musical director, Rodney Crowell.

    Written and directed by Marc Abraham, I Saw the Light chronicles Williams' rise to stardom and the effects of years of crippling pain and substance abuse. The singer died of heart failure on New Year's Day in 1953. He was just 29 years old. The film is based on the 1994 biography by Williams scholar (and fellow Brit) Colin Escott, George Merritt and William MacEwen. Also among the cast are Bradley Whitford as music publisher and songwriter Fred Rose, Davis Krumholz as New York journalist James Dolan and Cherry Jones as Williams' mother, Lillie Skipper.

    I Saw the Light will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this weekend, and bows in movie theaters nationwide on Black Friday, November 27th.


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    i'd rather see this badass playing his own gramps...
     
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    THIS is country music
     
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    Awesome shit.
     
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    Looks like a commercial for an insurance company.
     
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    This could be good
     
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    All 3 of those Williams are pretty damned good in their own right. Hard to find 3 generations of a family with that much talent. III looks exactly like Sr, he even tried on one of his suits a couple years back and it fit like a glove. He can sing just like his grandfather also. Good stuff
     
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    I would really love to see a Hank JR. biopic..
     
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    Did you ever see this one from years ago?

     
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    He looks and sounds just like his grampa. Junior missed the boat somewhere.
     
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    Could be good. Hiddleston is a good actor and he resembles Hank Sr. a bit, even if he doesn't really sound like him.

    Plus, Liz Olsen plays his wife. And I will see anything she is in because I am in love with her.

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    He's got the look, but not the voice.
     
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    I remember seeing it in the 80s. John Boy was surprisingly good in that
     
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    It is a shame they got a gay British guy to play Hank Williams. Okay, who knows if he is gay, but still.. this is Hank Williams.

    This is even worse than that guy who ruins every movie he is in playing Johnny Cash. Okay, maybe not worse because in that one, they got that chipmunk looking pixie to play June Carter.

    Great country music is all about honesty (like Howard). They can't find a redneck who can act? What is that kid from Deliverance doing now. I bet he would be awesome.