Your Cheatin' Heart (1964)
I Saw the Light tells the story of the legendary country western singer Hank Williams, who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The film chronicles his meteoric rise to fame and its ultimately tragic effect on his health and personal life. The beloved singer died at the age of 29 in 1953, but not before leaving a legacy of hit songs such as "Your Cheatin' Heart
The biopic tells the tragic life story of country music legend Hank Williams, who is played by Avengers star Hiddleston.
I Saw the Light follows the 'Your Cheatin' Heart' singer on his meteoric rise to fame through to his sudden descent at the hands of alcoholism.
Hiddleston's main co-star in the biopic will be fellow Marvel veteran Elizabeth Olsen as the singer's long-suffering wife and duet partner Audrey Sheppard Williams.
David Krumholtz, Bradley Whitford and Maddie Hasson have supporting roles in I Saw the Light as those encountered by Williams on his travels.
Williams is one of the rare artists to become a member in the Country Music, Songwriters and Rock & Roll Halls of Fame.
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I Saw the Light tells the story of the legendary country western singer Hank Williams, who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The film chronicles his meteoric rise to fame and its ultimately tragic effect on his health and personal life. The singer, whose hits songs include "Your Cheatin' Heart", "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" and "Hey Good Lookin," passed away at the
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: Thor, The Avengers and Thor: The Dark World. He also portrayed novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald
TheWrap reports that Chris Hemsworth will produce and star in the movie based on Steve Earle's book, I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive. The 2011 novel by the Grammy-winning country star tells a fictional tale of Toby "Doc" Ebersole, the physician accused of giving Hank Williams a fatal dose of morphine. Ten years after the country music pioneer's death, his doctor is without a license and is supporting his own morphine habit by performing illegal abortions. Feeding his addiction further, Ebersole is haunted by Williams' ghost.
The story is adapted from the 1994 book Hank Williams: A Biography, by Colin Escott, George Merritt and William MacEwen. Elizabeth Olsen is playing the singer's wife, Audrey Mae Williams. The producers have obtained the rights to Hank Williams' songs, such as hits "Your Cheatin' Heart," "I"m So Lonesome I Could Cry" and "Hey Good Lookin'", which will be sung by Tom Hiddleston himself.
Born in 1923, Alabama native Hank Williams' music career took off after World War II with his first hit, "Move It On Over." He struggled with addictions to alcohol and prescription medication, while suffering from spina biffida, before passing away at the age of 29 due to heart failure.
Marc Abraham is directing from his own adapted screenplay,
Olsen will join her Marvel Universe compatriot as Williams's wife, Audrey Mae, in the film, based on a 1994 biography of the legendary country singer. Hiddleston, who will also perform music as Williams, has already displayed his country crooning chops; it's unclear if Olsen will sing in the flick, too.
"I Saw the Light" is set to feature a number of Williams's biggest hits, including "Move It On Over," "Your Cheatin' Heart," and "Hey Good Lookin'." It will tell the story of his rise to fame post-World War II, and his death at age 29 while suffering from spina bifida, alcoholism, and drug addiction.
Production is expected to start in October in Louisiana. Marc Abraham is writing and directing.
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The British actor and "Avengers" star is gearing up to play country legend Hank Williams, according to Deadline.
Tom will take on the country star, beginning this October in Louisiana, for the film, "I Saw The Light."
Photos: The Marvelous Tom Hiddleston
According to Deadline, the actor will perform (sing) some of Hank's classic tunes including, "Hey Good Lookin'" and "Your Cheatin' Heart."
Singer/songwriter Hank died in 1953, at just 29 years of age.
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Hiddleston is best known for his work as Loki in the Marvel movies, but has also had diverse roles in films like War Horse, and Midnight in Paris directed by Steven Spielberg and Woody Allen, respectively. The actor has all ready taken to twitter to give us our first official glimpse of him as Williams- the singer-songwriter responsible for classics such as "Your Cheatin' Heart," "Hey, Good Lookin'," and "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry."
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I Saw The Light
The story will chart Hank Williams' speedy rise to fame and fortune, and the toll it took on his personal life. The musician, best known for hit songs such as "Your Cheatin' Heart", "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" and "Hey Good Lookin," passed away at the age of 29 from heart failure.
Marc Abraham is directing from his own screenplay, which was adapted from Colin Escott's biography. Brett Ratner and Aaron L. Gilbert are producing for RatPac Entertainment, alongside Marc Abraham and G. Marq Roswell. The producers also made a deal with Sony Atv for the rights to Hank Williams' entire music catalog for use in the film. Production
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