I Saw the Light

I Saw the Light
  • 2015
  • US
  • 2h 4min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Marc Abraham
  • Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen
  • UK release: 6 May 2016

Biopic of country legend Hank Williams (Hiddleston), from his hasty marriage to no-nonsense wife Audrey (Olsen) through success to acrimonious partings and alcoholism. Visually intoxicating, and Hiddleston does a fine job with the songs, but when Audrey leaves the story much of the momentum and appeal goes with her. Less than compelling.

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I Saw the Light

2 May 20163 stars

Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen illuminate this so-so Hank Williams biopic

Great talent often seems to go hand in hand with great personal turmoil and so it most definitely went with country star Hank Williams. Quintessential Englishman Tom Hiddleston is a leftfield choice to don the Stetson of the ‘Hillbilly Shakespeare’ but…

Tom Hiddleston to play Hank Williams

13 Jun 2014

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Tom Hiddleston will play Hank Williams in a new biopic. The 'Avengers' actor will sing some of the country music legend's biggest hits, including 'I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry' and 'Lovesick Blues' in 'I Saw the Light', which Mark Abraham will direct.

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