Sony Pictures Classics has apparenty moved its release date to 25th March 2016. Coincidentally, Warner Bros‘ highly anticipated “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” will be released on the same day as the movie.
Starring Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen, the movie was previously due to be released on 28th November this year. It premiered at Toronto International Film Festival earlier in September. Though Hiddleston was praised for his performance as Hank Williams, the film received a lukewarm reception.
A number of reasons were taken into account when Sony Pictures Classics made the decision. The studio noted that Hiddleston was unavailable to promote the movie as he will be shooting “Kong: Skull Island“. On top of that, they moved the release date to avoid the competitive Oscar season.
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 American country musician Hank Williams’ meteoric rise to fame and its ultimately tragic effect on his health and personal life.
Best known for his role as Loki in “The Avengers” and “Thor” films, Hiddleston is starring in it as Williams while Olsen plays his wife. The film also boasts an impressive cast which includes Cherry Jones, Bradley Whitford, David Krumholtz, Maddie Hasson, and Wren Schmidt.
— Tom Hiddleston (@twhiddleston) September 10, 2015