Hey! There will be a new movie that will come out in 2015 based on the life of Hank Williams entitled "I Saw The Light". The actor who will portray Hank Williams will be the English actor, Tom Hiddleston. (Wish someone could tell me how these English actors can do an American accent so perfectly, I can't figure it out. Do they secretly speak like us in secret and then they are able to do so when they have to for a movie? Hey, I don't know....just saying!)
Tom Hiddleston....image from Wikipedia
Hank Williams...also from Wikipedia.
You can see that physically the two men are similar. I have also read that the actor will also do his own singing. It is my hope that the movie will be as good the one that was made about the life of Loretta Lynn, "Coal Miner's Daughter". Sissy Spacek, who portrayed Loretta Lynn in that movie, also sang all the songs herself. I really like that movie, it is one of my favorites...my Dad's too!
In preparation for this film, both for the Southern accent and for the singing, Tom Hiddleston spent time practicing with the country singer, Rodney Crowell. There was a song by Rodney Crowell that I had on a post of mine before...and since I like it so much, I will have it on here for you again.
So...I hope that this will be a good film. I love movies about real people!
Hope you are all doing well and staying warm, wherever you are in the world! Maybe for those in Australia, you might want a bit of our cold!