Sony Pictures Classics has just released the first promotional photo from their upcoming film about the late country artist, Hank Williams. “I Saw The Light”, the film based on the Colin Escott biography, cast actor Tom Hiddleston as Williams.
When the announcement was first made that Hiddleston, a native from Westminster, U.K., was cast to portray the country star from Mount Olive, AL; many including Hank Williams III, felt Hiddleston was not a good match for the part. However, musical director, Rodney Crowell feels that the filmmakers’ made a correct choice in casting Hiddleston.
Hiddleston, known for portraying the villain, Loki in Thor, Thor The Dark World and The Avengers, also appeared in the film, War Horse.
“I Saw The Light” is scheduled to be released in theaters November 27th.