Ethan Hawke And Alessandro Nivola To Portray Louvin Brothers In New Film, ‘Satan Is Real’

Actors Ethan Hawke and Alessandro Nivola will be starring in a Louvin Brothers depiction named after a notorious Louvin Brothers album, Satan Is Real, as reported by Variety.

Long-time friends Hawke and Nivola will play Country Music Hall of Fame members Charlie and Ira Louvin in the film directed by Phil Morrison. Using Charlie Louvin’s adaptation, Jon Raymond and Shelby Gaines are writing the screenplay. The film will be presented to buyers at the Cannes Film Festival.

The two actors have even recorded some of the Louvin Brothers’ work—who were known for their tight ‘blood harmonies’—to drum up interest for the film. In an interview with Variety, Hawke said of the Louvin Brothers’ musical style, “It’s such an important expression to us. It sounds both violent and beautiful and the music should be that. It’s aggressive, it’s electric, it’s strange. It’s not Brooklyn folk rock. It’s not wannabe cool guy country. It’s hillbilly gospel music.”


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