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

Rebecca Haslam | PopWrapped Author

Rebecca Haslam

08/16/2015 4:49 pm
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First Look: Tom Hiddleston As Hank Williams In 'I Saw The Light' | Tom Hiddleston
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Tom Hiddleston has a busy few months ahead. Not only is he scheduled to begin filming on King Kong: Skull Island shortly, fans will also see him as Sir Thomas Sharpe in Crimson Peak this October but it is his role as iconic country artist Hank Williams in the biopic I Saw The Light which is starting to gain considerable Oscar buzz - and it's not even released until November.

Today, Sony Classics, who are to distribute the film, tweeted the first image of Hiddleston as Williams.

In a distinct move away from the costumes and outfits many fans associate him with (like Loki) the image sees Hiddleston clean cut and dressed in a simple suit and tie, wearing a cowboy hat (what else?)

The film chronicles Williams' phenomenal and fast rise to fame as well as detailing his personal life, which ended tragically aged just 29 as a result of heart failure brought on by alcoholism, prescription drug use and back problems.

Alongside Hiddleston, playing Williams' long-suffering wife Audrey Mae, is Elizabeth Olsen while other cast members include Cherry Jones, Maddie Hasson, Bradley Whitford and Wren Schmidt.

I Saw The Light was written and directed by Marc Abraham, named for Williams' 1948 song of the same name and is based on the book Hank Williams: The Biography which was published in 1994.

The film opens on November 27.

   

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