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18 items from 2015


International trailer for I Saw the Light starring Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams

23 December 2015 2:10 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sony has released a new international trailer for I Saw the Light, the upcoming Hank Williams biopic starring Tom Hiddleston as the legendary country singer; check it out here…

I Saw the Light, 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.

I Saw The Light is directed by Marc Abraham (Flash of Genius) and also stars Elizabeth Olsen, Cherry Jones, Bradley Whitford, Maddie Hasson and Wren Schmidt. It is set to open in the UK on February 5th 2016 and on March 25th in the States.

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- Gary Collinson

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Poster for I Saw the Light starring Tom Hiddleston

9 December 2015 5:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sony Pictures has released a poster for the upcoming Hank Williams biopic I Saw the Light, which features Tom Hiddleston as the legendary country singer. Check it out here…

See Also: Watch the trailer for I Saw the Light

I Saw the Light, 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.

I Saw The Light is directed by Marc Abraham (Flash of Genius) and also stars Elizabeth Olsen, Cherry Jones, Bradley Whitford, Maddie Hasson and Wren Schmidt. It is set to open in the UK on February 5th 2016 and on March 25th in the States.

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- Amie Cranswick

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See Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams in 1st trailer for I Saw the Light

2 December 2015 5:33 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

We've seen a few stills and a clip from the Hank Williams biopic I Saw The Light starring Tom Hiddleston as the country music star, and now the first trailer has finally been released. Based on the Colin Escot book Hank Williams: The Biography, the upcoming film comes from Flash Of Genius director Marc Abraham, and also features the talents of Hiddleston's fellow Marvel Cinematic Universe star... Read More »

- Jesse Giroux

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First full trailer for I Saw the Light starring Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams

1 December 2015 10:44 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The first full trailer for I Saw the Light, the new biopic about country music legend Hank Williams, has debuted online, and you can watch it below…

I Saw the Light had been set for a fall debut in lieu of an Oscar campaign, but with early reviews firmly in the negative column, Sony Pictures Classics has moved the film away from awards season.

The film, written and directed by Marc Abraham (Flash of Genius), stars Tom Hiddleston (Crimson Peak) in the title role, with Elizabeth Olsen (Avengers: Age of Ultron), David Krumholtz (Numb3rs), Cherry Jones (24) and Bradley Whitford (The West Wing) co-starring.

I Saw the Light, 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. »

- Scott J. Davis

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'I Saw the Light' Trailer Starring Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams

1 December 2015 9:31 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After terrorizing Earth's Mightiest Heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Tom Hiddleston takes on the role of a lifetime in the upcoming biopic I Saw the Light. After the first look photo released back in August, Sony Pictures Classics, via Entertainment Weekly, has released the first trailer. I Saw the Light is set for a limited release on March 25, 2016, going up against Warner Bros.' Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Universal's My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2.

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 »

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First Trailer For Tom Hiddleston-Led Hank Williams Biopic ‘I Saw the Light’

1 December 2015 7:59 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Once set to have arrived in theaters last week, Sony Pictures Classics decided to move I Saw the Light, the Hank Williams biopic which finds Tom Hiddleston in the leading role, to 2016. Coming from longtime producer Marc Abraham (Children of Men, Dawn of the Dead), whose directorial debut was Flash of Genius, the film will now arrive in March and today brings the first trailer.

We said in our review, “The opening to Marc Abraham‘s I Saw the Light holds a lot of intrigue. Based on Colin Escott‘s biography about hillbilly legend Hank Williams, the start goes from a faux black and white newsreel interview with producer Fred Rose (Bradley Whitford) recounting how one-of-a-kind the singer was to a magically lit performance by Tom Hiddleston as Williams (the actor sings every note and the actors playing his band pluck every string). He’s sitting on a stool with a hazy spotlight pouring down, »

- Jordan Raup

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Do not collect $200: Big Beach Land Grab “Monopolists” for Scribe Howard A. Rodman

27 October 2015 2:15 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Monopoly enthusiasts will one day receive their money’s worth with the unknown backstory to their beloved game. Deadline reports that Big Beach’s Marc Turtletaub and Peter Saraf will produce alongside Diane Nabatoff (Dancing in Jaffa) and have set Howard A. Rodman to adapt not one, but a pair of books: Mary Pilon’s best selling non-fiction book The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World’s Favorite Board Game and Ralph Anspach’s The Billion Dollar Monopoly (R) Swindle.

Gist: This is about the unknown David and Goliath story of S.F. State Universal economist Ralph Anspach, who invented the game Anti-Monopoly as a cry against rampant capitalism, and was promptly sued by Parker Brothers and was shored up against the game invented by Elizabeth Magie, a stenographer who hatched The Landlords Game to lash out against slumlords and other monopolists of the early 20th Century. »

- Eric Lavallee

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Hank Williams biopic I Saw The Light, starring Tom Hiddleston, flees crowded awards season

18 October 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sony Pictures Classics has opted to shunt its Hank Williams biopic I Saw The Light out of this year’s competitive Oscars calendar, partly as a result of the hectic schedule of star Tom Hiddleston (Crimson Peak).

See Also: First clip from I Saw The Light shows Tom Hiddleston performing as Hank Williams

See Also: New images from I Saw the Light starring Tom Hiddleston

According to Deadline Hollywood, the film will now be released on March 25th 2016, perhaps as a result of middling reviews from the film’s premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this year.

Sony had hoped to court awards nominations for stars Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen (Avengers: Age of Ultron).

The decision is also linked to the availability of Hiddleston, who will be tied up filming Kong: Skull Island for the next few months and would struggle to promote the film so soon after »

- Tom Beasley

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New images from I Saw the Light starring Tom Hiddleston

16 October 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back at the end of September we got a batch of stills from the upcoming biopic I Saw the Light starring Tom Hiddleston as country music star Hank Williams [see here], and now we have another eight; check them out in the gallery and click on any for hi-res versions…

 

I Saw the Light, 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.

I Saw The Light is directed by Marc Abraham (Flash of Genius) and also stars Elizabeth Olsen, Cherry Jones, Bradley Whitford, Maddie Hasson and Wren Schmidt. It is set to open in the States on November 27th and in the UK on February 5th 2016.

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- Gary Collinson

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Nine new images from I Saw the Light starring Tom Hiddleston

29 September 2015 4:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sony Pictures has released nine new images from the upcoming biopic I Saw the Light which stars Tom Hiddleston as legendary country singer Hank Williams. You can check them out in the gallery below and click on any of the images for hi-res versions…

See Also: Watch a clip from I Saw the Light

I Saw the Light, 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.

I Saw The Light is directed by Marc Abraham (Flash of Genius) and also stars Elizabeth Olsen, Cherry Jones, Bradley Whitford, Maddie Hasson and Wren Schmidt.

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- Gary Collinson

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Review: Tom Hiddleston sings but can't save shockingly bad 'I Saw The Light'

11 September 2015 11:18 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Toronto – We’re not going to beat around the bush here.  Despite the worthy efforts of stars Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen, the Hank Williams biopic “I Saw The Light” is a shockingly bad movie.  It’s such a disappointment we’re not even sure where to begin.  Well, perhaps a quick history lesson is in order first. Hank Williams (Tom Hiddleston) was a legendary Country music singer and songwriter who had 11 no. 1 singles on the Billboard Country and Western Charts during a career that lasted only six years.  The Alabama native first hit the charts in 1947 and actually had one of his biggest hits, “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” following his untimely death in 1953.  He was just 29-years-old.  In the decades since his music has influenced icons such as Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash and Keith Richards, among others.   Let's continue, shall we? He was married twice, first to Audrey Williams (Elizabeth Olsen »

- Gregory Ellwood

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‘I Saw the Light’: Tiff Review

11 September 2015 7:38 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

I Saw the Light is the title of one of the most cherished songs by country legend Hank Williams, as well as that of a polished new biopic from producer turned director Marc Abraham (Flash of Genius). But another Williams standard, “Lovesick Blues,” would have been a more appropriate designation for this heavily dramatic recreation of the man's short and turbulent life, in a film that focuses more on his many marital woes than it does on the brilliant music he created. Carried by an uncanny turn from British actor Tom Hiddleston, who convincingly swaps his Loki helmet and

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- Jordan Mintzer

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Tom Hiddleston Sings ‘Move It on Over’ in ‘I Saw the Light’ First Clip

10 September 2015 9:58 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tom Hiddleston as country music legend Hank Williams is a pretty enticing proposition. The Brit takes on the iconic role in Marc Abraham’s “I Saw the Light,” which is set for a world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this week.

Hiddleston debuted the first clip from the film himself via Twitter. It features Williams at a 1947 recording session of “Move It on Over” before transitioning to life at home with wife Audrey Mae (Elizabeth Olsen, who I hear is also exceptional in the film).

Abraham is best known for his work as a producer on films such as “Bring It On,” “Spy Game” and “The Last Exorcism.” He’s seven years removed from his directorial debut, “Flash of Genius,” another biopic.

Hiddleston can also be seen in Toronto selection “High-Rise” from director Ben Wheatley. He’ll be hitting theaters next month with Guillermo del Toro’s “Crimson Peak. »

- Kristopher Tapley

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New image of Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams in I Saw The Light

18 August 2015 9:57 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last week we got our first look at Tom Hiddleton as county music legend Hank Williams in I Saw the Light, and now another image has arrived online courtesy of Entertainment Weekly…

I Saw The Light, 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.

I Saw The Light is directed by Marc Abraham (Flash of Genius) and also stars Elizabeth Olsen, Cherry Jones, Bradley Whitford, Maddie Hasson and Wren Schmidt.

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- Gary Collinson

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First Look: Tom Hiddleston As Hank Williams In 'I Saw The Light'

12 August 2015 1:23 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

This fall, it seems two musical biopics will be slugging it out. Don Cheadle takes on jazz legend Miles Davis in "Miles Ahead," while Tom Hiddleston goes country as Hank Williams in "I Saw The Light." And the first look at Thor's brother in a ten gallon hat is here. Elizabeth Olsen, Cherry Jones, Bradley Whitford, Maddie Hasson, and Wren Schmidt co-star in the Marc Abraham ("Flash Of Genius") directed movie about the musician who hit the top of the charts and the depths of despair. Here's the official synopsis: I Saw The Light, 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. "I Saw The Light" opens on November 27th. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Woman in Gold movie review: more than just a pretty picture

10 April 2015 1:25 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

A deeply moving and very satisfying piece of entertainment that knits up seemingly disparate elements in a tapestry of family pain and pride. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Maria Altmann just wants back that portrait of her aunt, the pretty one that used to hang in her family’s home when she was a child, and which reminds her of her aunt, who died far too young. Problem is, that home was in Vienna in the 1930s, and when the Nazis swooped in, they confiscated the painting and all her family’s other belongings. And despite Austria’s new spirit of reconciliation in the late 90s, including efforts toward art restitution, this painting is different. It’s Gustav Klimt’s famous “Woman in Gold” — now known as “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I” — and it »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Tom Hiddleston enters the awards season race as Sony Classics takes 'I Saw The Light'

2 April 2015 3:15 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Will this upcoming awards season be the year of Tom Hiddleston?  The popular Brit already has Guillermo Del Toro's "Crimson Peak" on tap for October and, now, he's officially in the mix for his performance as the iconic Hank Williams in Marc Abraham's "I Saw The Light." "Light" is based on Colin Escott's 1994 novel "Hank Williams: The Biography" and chronicles his rise to superstardom and tragic death at the age of 29.  An autopsy revealed he died of a heart attack, but he was also a known alcoholic who had also developed addictions to morphine and other painkillers.  Williams had 11 no. 1 hits on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart including two posthumously.   The cast also includes Elizabeth Olsen as William's wife Audrey Mae and Bradley Whitford as Fred Rose (founder of the legendary Acruff-Rose Music which published Williams songs) as well as David Krumholtz, Cherry Jones, Wrenn Schmidt and Josh Pais. »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Move It On Over: Sony Pictures Classics Bottle “I Saw the Light”

2 April 2015 11:15 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Most notably known for this producer creds (Children of Men), Marc Abraham’s Hank Williams passion project has found a home with the Sony Pictures Classics. Check-marking Spc’s method of operation in acquiring titles with an already built-in fanbase, we’re expecting a Walk the Line type treatment for I Saw the Light. If we had to guess, it’ll contain generous musical outtakes in the Williams library, and in the best of worlds showcase a transcendental, fighting the demons perf from Tom Hiddleston and cover the bases of what would be a competitive/romantic/abusive dynamics with the equally headstrong Audrey Mae Williams (here played by Elizabeth Olsen). Look for a film festival launching – Telluride and/or Tiff would be appropriate.

Gist: Written by Marc Abraham and based on Colin Escott’s biography, Williams ranks high among the most influential country music singer-songwriters, and he lived a life »

- Eric Lavallee

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