I Saw the Light: Hank Williams Biopic Starring Tom Hiddleston

I Saw the Light, starring Tom Hiddleston as the iconic country-Western singer Hank Williams, will be released by Sony Classics on November 27, at the height of the Globes and Oscars season.

Written and directed by Marc Abraham, the movie is based on Colin Escott’s biography.

Elizabeth Olsen, Bradley Whitford, David Krumholtz and Cherry Jones are also starring.

RatPac Entertainment’s Brett Ratner and Bron Studios’ Aaron L. Gilbert produced the film, with G. Marq Roswell and Abraham. James Packer of RatPac Entertainment and Jason Cloth of Creative Wealth Media Finance exec produced. Dante Spinotti is the cinematographer.

Hank Williams was born in 1923 in Alabama and broke out in the post-World War II era with the song “Move It on Over.” Among his hits are “I Saw the Light,” “Lost Highway,” “Jambalaya (on the Bayou),” “Ramblin’ Man,” “You Win Again” and “Lovesick Blues.”

He suffered from spina bifida and died at age 29 of heart failure.