Chris Hemsworth Sees Hank Williams' Ghost in Odd Indie Adaptation
We already know Tom Hiddleston is bringing county western singer Hank Williams to life in the biopic I Saw the Light, and we've even seen him belt out one of his trademark tunes at a music festival in Michigan. But there's another, odd indie movie developing with ties to the singer as well. The film is called I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive, and The Wrap reports Thor star Chris Hemsworth will star in and produce it, based on Steve Earle's novel of the same name. The story follows Toby “Doc” Ebersole, haunted by the ghost of Hank Williams after being involved in the country singer's mysterious death back in 1953.
The man ends up getting his medical license revoked, and we flash forward 10 years where he's ended up in the red-light district of San Antonio, Texas, feeding a bad morphine habit by performing illegal medical procedures. Throughout his life, Williams' ghost, which is described as a sort of demented Jiminy Cricket, just pops up whenever he feels like, whether he's welcomed or not. The title comes from one of Williams' songs from 1952, the last one released while he was alive. The film will mark the directorial debut of Benjamin Grayson, who also wrote the script. There must be a lot of love for Hank Williams on Asgard.