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Here's the first look at Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams in I Saw The Light

08.12.2015
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And there you have it: the first look at Tom Hiddleston in the biopic I SAW THE LIGHT. Hiddleston plays the iconic country music singer Hank Williams in the film that also co-stars Elizabeth Olsen, Cherry Jones, David Krumholtz, and Bradley Whitford. Music biopics have always held a special place in Hollywood and have often become awards fodder for the actors taking on the roles.

There is a thin line between physically looking like a famous musician and actually lending some acting talent to the performance. Sometimes, the physical side can overshadow the entire film (RAY) while other times the actor plays the character without having to look exactly like the person (WALK THE LINE). Here, Hiddleston is a dead ringer for Williams.

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.

Tom Hiddleston has been synonymous with Loki that it is exciting to see him outside of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. When CRIMSON PEAK opens later this year, he will get a chance to play a period leading man but I SAW THE LIGHT may finally be his chance for critical acclaim in the United States. I just hope the performance lives up to the physical transformation.

I SAW THE LIGHT hits theaters in limited release on November 27th.

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8:30PM on 08/13/2015
Ok so I don't his story but it seems like with biopics there's always this checklist you can go through and check off. 1. Musician went through a tough traumatizing childhood- check. 2. Musician has problems with the record label- check. 3. Unhappy wife- check. 4. Musician goes through a divorce- check 5. Becomes estranged father- check. 6. Addiction- check. See what I mean?
Ok so I don't his story but it seems like with biopics there's always this checklist you can go through and check off. 1. Musician went through a tough traumatizing childhood- check. 2. Musician has problems with the record label- check. 3. Unhappy wife- check. 4. Musician goes through a divorce- check 5. Becomes estranged father- check. 6. Addiction- check. See what I mean?
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4:52PM on 08/13/2015
If that fey Brit can pull this off... It's Oscar time!
If that fey Brit can pull this off... It's Oscar time!
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4:59AM on 08/13/2015

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Tom Hiddleston did some superhero Marvel film?!
I thought he was just known for (brilliantly) playing a vampire!
I jest of course but his performance in OLLA is superb and far from Loki.
Tom Hiddleston did some superhero Marvel film?!
I thought he was just known for (brilliantly) playing a vampire!
I jest of course but his performance in OLLA is superb and far from Loki.
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12:49AM on 08/13/2015

He nails the look

and we all know Tom Hiddleston has the acting chops. If the script is as good as this casting, this should be a must-see.
and we all know Tom Hiddleston has the acting chops. If the script is as good as this casting, this should be a must-see.
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12:33AM on 08/13/2015
Wow. Playing an American Country Music star is definitely one way to break the type casting trend. Hope it works!
Wow. Playing an American Country Music star is definitely one way to break the type casting trend. Hope it works!
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9:51PM on 08/12/2015
Will see anything the man lends his craft to. One of my favorite actors ever since the first Thor film.
Will see anything the man lends his craft to. One of my favorite actors ever since the first Thor film.
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8:20PM on 08/12/2015
I've actually been looking forward to this movie for a few months now.
I've actually been looking forward to this movie for a few months now.
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5:59PM on 08/12/2015

angel of death

Taking my nana to see this!
Taking my nana to see this!
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5:38PM on 08/12/2015
As a huge country western fan I hope they do this story justice. Hank William's life was far from a hollywood, storybook life and I hope they explore that facet of the story.
As a huge country western fan I hope they do this story justice. Hank William's life was far from a hollywood, storybook life and I hope they explore that facet of the story.
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