Tom Hiddleston Recreates Iconic Hank Williams Shot in First Image From 'I Saw the Light'
Is there no role Tom Hiddleston isn't perfect for?
Sony Pictures Classics released the first look at Hiddleston as Country music icon Hank Williams on Wednesday from the upcoming biopic I Saw The Light -- and it's crazy how much the 34-year-old star embodies the music legend.
First image of Tom Hiddleston as country music legend Hank Williams in I SAW THE LIGHT @twhiddleston: pic.twitter.com/9fWxkNgrFj— Sony Classics (@sonyclassics) August 12, 2015
The image is a recreation of a photo Williams snapped in 1948, down to the iconic hat, thin smile and sharp jaw
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Fans took to Twitter immediately to show how closely Hiddleston resembles the beloved musician.
Pretty close! #ISawTheLight#HankWilliams#TomHiddlestonpic.twitter.com/tMlHJv8ubj— Stephanie (@Time4Hiddles) August 12, 2015
I Saw the Light follows the traditional musician bio-pic formula, detailing Williams’ rise to fame while battling his inner demons and dangerous addictions which led to his death from heart failure at age 29.
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The film, titled after Williams' 1948 song of the same name, is based on the 1994 novel Hank Williams: The Biography by Colin Escott. Flash of Genius director Marc Abraham is helming the project.
Elizabeth Olsen stars opposite Hiddleston as the singer's wife Audrey Mae Williams, while Bradley Whitford and David Kumholtz co-star.
I Saw the Light opens in limited release Nov. 27.
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