Tom Hiddleston’s Hank Williams Biopic ‘I Saw the Light’ Bought by Sony Classics

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Sony Pictures Classics has acquired worldwide rights to Tom Hiddleston’s “I Saw the Light,”  the story of iconic country western singer Hank Williams.

Written and directed by Marc Abraham, the movie is based on Colin Escott’s biography, with Elizabeth Olsen, Bradley Whitford, David Krumholtz and Cherry Jones also starring.

RatPac Entertainment’s Brett Ratner and Bron Studios’ Aaron L. Gilbert produced the film, with G. Marq Roswell and Abraham. James Packer of RatPac Entertainment and Jason Cloth of Creative Wealth Media Finance executive produced. Dante Spinotti is the cinematographer.

Williams was born in 1923 in Alabama and broke out in the post-World War II era with the song “Move It on Over.” Among his hits are “Lost Highway,” “Jambalaya (on the Bayou),” “Ramblin’ Man,” “You Win Again” and “Lovesick Blues.”

He suffered from spina bifida and died at age 29 of heart failure after struggling with alcoholism and addiction to prescription pills.

 

 

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  1. jcbell45 says:

    Julie bell Bradford West Yorkshire England. I did post that I’m a distant cousin of Tom Hiddleston, on his mum’s side of the family. See my blogs ‘julie Bell my Scottish welsh royal heritage / julie bell chart of tom hiddlestons grt uncle ralph bruce verney’ on normal ‘google’. I’m a Amateur Writer, working on my first book, ‘ The Cogans – Cousins Of The Queen’. I’m also Amateur Artist – my Artwork is For Sale, on redbubble.com, under ‘jcb1679’

  2. jcbell45 says:

    Julie bell Bradford West Yorkshire England. I absolutely adore + am completely in love with Tom Hiddleston. I became a fan of him, after seeing him in BBC Drama ‘Hollow Crown’ 2012, then even more so, seeing him as Loki, in the first Thor film 2011, on DVD I borrowed from my brother 2013. He was on a chat show’ Alan Carr Chattyman’ Nov 2013. He did 2 impersonations, ‘Kermit the Frog’ + ‘Alan Carr, toward the end of the show; he did a ‘hip hop’ dance – that’s when I completely fell in love with Tom. Then I watched 2014 Disney Animation ‘Tinkerbell And The Pirate Fairy’. Tom ‘ voiced’ the character ‘James the cabin boy’ – song ‘hey – ho’. Tom has a very beautiful singing voice. I just fell in love with Tom even more

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