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4 items from 2015

Hank Williams Biopic 'I Saw the Light' Premieres in Nashville

19 October 2015 2:15 PM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Tinseltown took over Music City this past weekend, with the glitzy premiere of the highly anticipated Hank Williams biopic, I Saw the Light. Stars of the big-screen adaptation of the book, Hank Williams: The Biography by Colin Escott, George Merritt and William Macewen, walked the red carpet (which, for the record, was actually green), as invited guests filled the twin theaters at Nashville's historic Belcourt theater. British actor Tom Hiddleston turns in a career-defining role as the troubled singer-songwriter, whose influence is seen not only in nearly every country artist who came after him, »

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‘I Saw the Light’ Director on Channeling Hank Williams’ Attitude

11 September 2015 3:35 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“I Saw the Light” made its world premiere Friday at the Toronto Film Festival, 50 years after  “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” the first major film release on the life and death of country star Hank Williams, and almost anyone who cares about country music, the life and legacy of Williams is keenly interested to see if the film’s writer-director, Marc Abraham, succeeded in capturing the passion that made Williams the great talent and tragic figure whose songs and records continue to move us today.

Abraham has a couple of decades of Hollywood film producing experience under his belt, but is still new the directing game. Still, the Hollywood veteran grew up in Louisville, Ky., and listened to plenty of country music over the years.

“About seven or eight years ago, some people in Nashville came to me for advice about how to get a movie going about Hank, and the more I thought about it, »

- Michael Kosser

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See a Clip of Tom Hiddleston Singing in Hank Williams Biopic

11 September 2015 8:25 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

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 »

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Hank Williams Movie 'I Saw the Light' Set for November Release

1 July 2015 1:08 PM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The big-screen retelling of the life of country music icon Hank Williams has secured a release date, just in time for awards season. Sony Pictures Classics has announced that I Saw the Light will bow in movie theaters on Black Friday, November 27th.

English actor Tom Hiddleston will play the lead role and do his own singing in the film. His previous screen credits include the role of Loki in a trio of Marvel films: ThorThe Avengers and Thor: The Dark World. He also portrayed novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald »

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