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Friday, September 11, 2015

This Clip of Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams Proves the Actor Can Truly Do Anything

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:

Check out the synopsis:

I SAW THE LIGHT, the story of the legendary country western singer Hank Williams, who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The film chronicles his meteoric rise to fame and its ultimately tragic effect on his health and personal life.

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. 


Brittani Burnham said...

I think British actors tend to nail the southern accent well. At least Andrew Lincoln does on TWD. But holy shit this clip threw me. I love Hiddles, but when he was announced in this role I kind of laughed. I take it back now.

Daniel said...

I'm really looking forward to this, don't know any of the music but it looks fantastic.

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