Marvel movie star Tom Hiddleston has been cast as country music legend Hank Williams in a biopic called I Saw the Light. The movie will be directed by Marc Abraham from a script he wrote. The movie is based on book Hank Williams: The Biography written by Colin Escott, George Merritt, and William MacEwan.
Williams was born in 1929 in Alabama, and at 10 years of age he taught himself to play the guitar by watching other guitarists. He put together his first band when he was 14 and that led to an incredible yet short life. He really broke out into the musical scene during the post-World War II era with the song "Move It on Over." After struggling with alcoholism he died at age 29 of heart failure.
According to Variety, producers have also picked up the rights from Sony ATV for Williams’ songs such as "Your Cheatin’ Heart" and "Hey Good Lookin’." The film will go into production in October in Louisiana.
Hiddleston is a great actor, and he really looks the part. This will be a solid project for him to work on, and as a fan of the actor I'll be looking forward to see his performance.