Tom Hiddleston will play Hank Williams in biopic

So I have to post this here, since you know I am a Hiddlestoner. I look forward to seeing and hearing what he does in this role. Hopefully it’ll shoot him to the topper most of the popper most, in the movie sense.

Consequence of Sound

In his career, English actor Tom Hiddleston has played a military captain (War Horse), a king (Henry V), and even a god (Loki in the Thor and Avengers series). Now, Hiddleston will get his chance to play a bona fide country legend as he has been cast as iconic crooner Hank Williams in a forthcoming biopic.

As Exclaim points out, I Saw The Light is an adaptation of Colin Escott’s 1994 book Hank Williams: The Biography. According to sources, the film will trace “Williams’ short, tumultuous life”, beginning with his early years in Alabama, on to his abrupt rise to fame, and ending with his sudden death at 29 from heart failure. The film will have access to Williams’ back catalog, which includes hits like “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” and “Hey Good Lookin’”.

Marc Abraham, who adapted the screenplay, will also serve as the director, with…

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