No shade, but I'm always weary when British actors try to take on southern accents (and actually, even when actors who aren't from below the Mason Dixon Line do as well). Just because it's such a raw accent that generally anyone who affects it outside their nature sound like they're mocking it.
But hey, maybe Tom Hiddleston (better known as my Lord and Savior) is fan-freakin-tastic as country legend Hank Williams in the biopic, I SAW THE LIGHT. I mean, I love him in everything else, so why not? Who cares if I don't know a single Hank Williams song. This is Loki, and in Loki I trust.
Hiddleston sure seems excited about his latest role. The actor tweeted a clip from the film yesterday:
It gives me great pleasure to introduce the first clip from I SAW THE LIGHT. @TIFF_NET tomorrow! #MoveItOnOver https://t.co/0xC30AghNF— Tom Hiddleston (@twhiddleston) September 10, 2015
Check out the synopsis:
Written and directed by Marc Abraham, I SAW THE LIGHT is based on Colin Escott's award-winning biography and stars Tom Hiddleston, 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. Notable director of photography Dante Spinotti was the cinematographer for the film.
I SAW THE LIGHT also stars Elizabeth Olsen and Bradley Whitford, and is slated to hit theaters November 27.