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9:00 AM PDT, August 11, 2014


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Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston-- the handsome English thespian and beloved internet heartthrob who embodied the very essence of Loki in Marvel's Thor franchise and in The Avengers-- is going to be putting on his best American accent to play the iconic country western musician Hank Williams in the biopic I Saw The Light, according to Deadline.

The film is being written and directed by Marc Abraham, and is adapted from the Colin Escott-penned biography of Williams, which chronicles the singer's rise to fame, to his tragically early death at 29 from heart failure -- made worse by his use of pills and liquor. Production is slated to begin in October, and Hiddleston himself will be singing some of Williams' most classic tunes.