Tom Hiddleston will star in 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.
I SAW THE LIGHT will be directed by Marc Abraham from his screenplay based on Colin Escott’s award winning biography. Aaron L. Gilbert will produce via his Bron Studios alongside Brett Ratner, G. Marq Roswell and Abraham. James Packer will executive produce for RatPac Entertainment.
The Bron Studios / RatPac Entertainment production, in association with Creative Wealth Media Finance, is scheduled to begin production in Louisiana in October 2014. Via Sony ATV, the production has secured rights to the Williams music catalogue including such hits as “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” “Hey Good Lookin’” and “Your Cheatin’ Heart.”
Hiddleston, who will do his own singing in the film, is well known to audiences for his portrayal of Loki in Marvel Studio’s THOR, THE AVENGERS and THOR: THE DARK WORLD. He has also appeared in films such as Woody Allen’s MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, Jim Jarmusch’s ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE and Steven Spielberg’s WAR HORSE. Hiddleston has recently wrapped Guillermo del Toro’s CRIMSON PEAK for Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures and will soon start work on Ben Wheatley’s HIGH-RISE for producer Jeremy Thomas and Recorded Picture Company. Hiddleston is represented by Hamilton Hodell, WME, Authentic and Peikoff Mahan Law Office.
Abraham previously directed FLASH OF GENIUS, starring Greg Kinnear. He is also well known as the producer of such titles as CHILDREN OF MEN, DAWN OF THE DEAD, SPYGAME and many others.
Bron is currently in pre-production on THE MASTER CLEANSE, the fantasy horror comedy starring Johnny Galecki, Chloë Sevigny and Anjelica Huston, written and directed by Bobby Miller; and on the animated feature film HENCHMEN, directed by Adam Wood.