With hits like “Your Cheatin’ Heart” and “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”, Hank Williams shot to fame with his melodic country music and became one of the America’s first country musicians. Though he died of a heart attack at the preposterously young age of 29 in 1953, his songs are still very much alive until today and his grandsons are also some of the most popular country musicians in America.

His musical journey and his personal life will be documented into “I Saw The Light”, a biopic which stars British actor Tom Hiddleston as the legendary country western singer.

Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams
Sources: Billboard, USA Today

Written and directed by Marc Abraham, “I Saw The Light” is based on “Hank Williams: The Biography”, an award-winning biopgraphy written by Colin Escott, George Merritt, and William (Bill) MacEwen. It chronicles Williams’ meteoric rise to fame and its ultimately tragic effect on his health and personal life.


Brett Ratner of RatPac Entertainment and Aaron L. Gilbert of Bron Studios produced the movie with G. Marq Roswell and Abraham. James Packer of RatPac Entertainment and Jason Cloth of Creative Wealth Media Finance serving as the executive producers. Notable director of photography Dante Spinotti was the cinematographer for the film.


The film boasts an impressive cast which includes Elizabeth Olsen, Cherry Jones, Bradley Whitford, David Krumholtz, Maddie Hasson, and Wren Schmidt.

Prior to the release of “I Saw The Light”, Sony Pictures Classic provided a first look at Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams.

You are not ready for this:

Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams

“I Saw The Light” is slated for release on 27th November 2015.

Source: EW.

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