‘I Saw the Light’ Trailer: That Tom Hiddleston Sure Can Carry a Tune
We know Tom Hiddleston is a great actor, we know he’s got some serious dance moves (watch out, Sam Rockwell), and now we know he can belt out a tune, as the actor does his own singing in the upcoming Hank Williams biopic I Saw the Light. You can catch a preview of the actor’s singing abilities in the new, full trailer for the film, which was recently pushed back to next March.
Hiddleston portrays country legend Hank Williams in the new biopic, with fellow MCU star Elizabeth Olsen playing Williams’ wife, like an alternate yee-haw reality where Scarlet Witch married Loki and encouraged his music career. I Saw the Light debuted at TIFF back in September, and early reviews have been mostly tepid, which might partially account for Sony’s decision to push the film back from its original Thanksgiving release to next spring. It also didn’t help that this awards season is already quite crowded with potential nominees, making smaller films like this one easier to lose in the shuffle.
The trailers for I Saw the Light look intriguing enough, drawing obvious comparisons to Walk the Line, but biopics about musicians tend to follow a very basic formula, and this one’s going to have to pull out something special to set itself apart from the rest.
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.
I Saw the Light also stars Bradley Whitford, David Krumholtz and Cherry Jones, and arrives on March 25, 2016.