Hank Williams Biopic Gets Black Friday Release Date

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Tom Hiddleston (L) will star as Hank Williams.

Sony Classics—the worldwide distributor of I Saw The Light, the Hank Williams biopic starring English actor Tom Hiddleston—has set Black Friday (Nov. 27, 2015) as a release date for the big-screen retelling.

Written and directed by Marc Abraham, I Saw The Light is based on Colin Escott’s award-winning biography and additionally stars Elizabeth Olsen, Bradley Whitford, David Krumholtz and Cherry Jones. RatPac Entertainment’s Brett Ratner and Bron Studios’ Aaron L. Gilbert produced the film, with G. Marq Roswell and Abraham. James Packer of RatPac Entertainment and Jason Cloth of Creative Wealth Media Finance executive produced. Dante Spinotti was the cinematographer for the film.

The Thor actor will be imitating a southern drawl while singing “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” “I”m So Lonesome I Could Cry” and “Hey Good Lookin’,” titles obtained from licensing agreements with Sony/ATV by film producers. Rodney Crowell produced the music for the film.

The Hank Williams estate is controlled by Hank Jr. and Jett Williams.

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