Tom Hiddleston is Hank Williams in 'I Saw the Light' Official Trailer
"Boy, I'm a professional at making a mess of things." Sony Pictures Classics has unveiled an official trailer for I Saw the Light, the upcoming film starring Tom Hiddleston as legendary country singer Hank Williams. Despite Tom Hiddleston's performance, the film received fairly dismal reviews after premiering at TIFF a few months ago (read Marco's review). Word is the film was re-cut and they pushed back the release a few months for them to figure out a new strategy. Now we get our first glimpse and it doesn't look that promising - but it depends on how much you like country music. In addition to Hiddleston, the cast includes Elizabeth Olsen, David Krumholtz, Bradley Whitford and Cherry Jones. Give it a watch below.
Here's the first official trailer for Marc Abraham's I Saw the Light, found on YouTube:
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. Written and directed by Marc Abraham, I Saw the Light is based on Colin Escott's award-winning biography and stars Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, Bradley Whitford, David Krumholtz and Cherry Jones. RatPac Entertainment's Brett Ratner and Bron Studios' Aaron L. Gilbert produced the film, with G. Marq Roswell and Abraham. Notable director of photography Dante Spinotti was the cinematographer on the film. Sony Pictures Classics will release Marc Abraham's I Saw the Light starting March 25th, 2016 next year. Read Marco's TIFF review. Thoughts?
Reader Feedback - 5 Comments
ColtNoir on Dec 1, 2015
Is this a remake of the Dewey Cox story?
Snowmanfloza on Dec 1, 2015
I can't decide what's more unrealistic for Hiddleston, this or playing Loki ...
shiboleth on Dec 1, 2015
Change the alcohol to heroine and you got WALK THE LINE or RAY!!~
DAVIDPD on Dec 1, 2015
Looks good. Glad to see Hiddleston moving on from Loki. Also glad to see it's rated R.
Jonathan on Dec 1, 2015
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