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Here’s Tom Hiddleston as Country Star Hank Williams in ‘I Saw the Light’

Here's Tom Hiddleston as Country Star Hank Williams in 'I Saw the Light'

Still awaiting festival booking is Hank Williams biopic “I Saw the Light,” starring Tom Hiddleston as the country western crooner whose life was destroyed by fame in 1953. It’s written and directed by longtime producer Marc Abraham. Will it show up in Telluride?

A November 27 release from Sony Pictures Classics indicates that Michael Barker and Tom Bernard are adding Hiddleston, who has never been nominated for an Oscar, to their burgeoning awards campaigns, still to come for Cannes winner “Son of Saul,” NYFF closer “Miles Ahead,” Redford/Blanchett-starrer “Truth” and Sundance indies “Diary of a Teenage Girl” and “Grandma.”

Based on Colin Escott’s award-winning biography, the film co-stars Elizabeth Olsen, Bradley Whitford, David Krumholtz and Cherry Jones.

READ MORE: Should Brit Star Tom Hiddleston Take on Country Icon Hank Williams?

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