Marc Abraham will direct from his screenplay based on Colin Escott’s award-winning biography. Aaron L Gilbert will produce through his Bron Studios alongside Brett Ratner, G Marq Roswell and Abraham.
Ratner’s business partner James Packer is on board as executive producer for RatPac Entertainment.
The Bron Studios / RatPac Entertainment production in association with Creative Wealth Media Finance is scheduled to begin production in Louisiana in October. Hiddleston will do his own singing.
The production has secured rights to the Williams music catalogue via Sony Atv for a library of songs that includes Hey Good Lookin and Your Cheatin’ Heart.
A Teacher director Hannah Fidell’s untitled second feature has wrapped production in Austin, Texas. Taissa Farmiga and Ben Rosenfield star in the relationship drama and Mark Duplass / Duplass Brothers Productions serve as executive producers.