Hard livin’, hard drinkin’ country music legend Hank Williams packed a few lifetimes into his twenty-nine years on this Earth, and one movie will try and capture it all with the upcoming biopic “I Saw The Light.” Some new looks at the film want to get you in the honky tonkin’ spirit of the picture.
Starring Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, Bradley Whitford, David Krumholtz, and Cherry Jones, and directed by Marc Abraham, the movie will dive into the life of the man behind the titular song and many more country hits, whose genius was matched by a self-destructive streak. Here’s the synopsis:
I SAW THE LIGHT, the story of the legendary country western singer Hank Williams, who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The film chronicles his meteoric rise to fame and its ultimately tragic effect on his health and personal life.
“I Saw The Light” opens on March 25th in the U.S. and May 6th in the U.K. Watch the new U.K. trailer plus a clip from the film below.