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Tom Hiddleston is reportedly being eyed by MGM and Paramount to lead Timur Bekmambetov’s new adaptation of the 1880 Lew Wallace novel ‘Ben-Hur: A Tale Of The Christ,’ which in its time outsold every book but ‘The Bible’ until it was eclipsed by ‘Gone With The Wind.’ Judah Ben-Hur was played in the iconic 1959 William Wyler-directed version by Charlton Heston. That adaptation won a record 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, an accomplishment that was not equaled until ‘Titanic’ in 1997 and then again by ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King’ in 2003.
The beloved Loki actor recently wrapped Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Crimson Peak,’ and he’s currently filming Ben Wheatley’s ‘High-Rise’ alongside the likes of Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss, James Purefoy, Jeremy Irons and Sienna Miller. Tom Hiddleston is also leading ‘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.
‘Nymphomaniac’ Star Stacy Martin Joins The Likes Of Tom Hiddleston & Luke Evans In Ben Wheatley’s ‘High-Rise’
After directing the first two episodes of the upcoming new Peter Capaldi-lead season of ‘Doctor Who,’ Ben Wheatley, one of my favorite filmmakers working today, is gearing up to shoot his big screen adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s novel ‘High-Rise.’ With Tom Hiddleston, Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss, James Purefoy, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Reece Shearsmith, Peter Ferdinando and Dan Renton already set for the film, a new report brings word that ‘Nymphomaniac’ star Stacy Martin is also starring. Martin will next be seen in Matteo Garrone’s (Gomorrah) ‘The Tale of Tales’ alongside Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones and John C. Reilly. ‘Kill List’ and ‘A Field in England’ writer Amy Jump has penned the script with Film4 on board as backers. A 2015 release is expected.
During a recent interview, Tom Hiddleston opened up about playing the legendary country western singer Hank Williams in ‘I Saw The Light.’ Hiddleston revealed that the film will chart the singer’s life from his turbulent first marriage to Audrey Mae Sheppard in 1944, through his early radio career to his auspicious debut, in 1949, at the home of country music, the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. The film will “get under the skin of Hank’s relationships with the aforementioned Audrey Mae, his mother Lillie, Nashville music executive Fred Rose, his band the Drifting Cowboys and second wife Billie Jean Jones Eshliman.” Hiddleston said, “It will go all the way to his tragic death in 1953. He was only 29. In the intervening period, he wrote some of the greatest songs in the history of American music.”
“The film is about the man behind the myth, the power of his music, the sheer voltage of his talent and charisma, and his formidable demons,” Tom Hiddleston continued. “He worked hard, played hard, lived hard — there were women, there was whiskey — but when he sang about being in the doghouse in Move It On Over, or about his heartbreak in I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry, it came from an honest place.” Marc Abraham’s screenplay ‘pulls no punches’, the actor added, and explores Williams’s shattering, self-abusive relationship with alcohol and later prescription drugs.
After directing the first two episodes of the upcoming new Peter Capaldi-lead season of ‘Doctor Who,’ Ben Wheatley, one of my favorite filmmakers working today, is gearing up to shoot his big screen adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s novel ‘High-Rise.’ With Tom Hiddleston set for the lead role, a new report brings word that Luke Evans has come on board the project as well. ‘Kill List’ and ‘A Field in England’ writer Amy Jump has penned the script with Film4 on board as backers. A 2015 release is expected.
It has been announced by RatPac Entertainment that Tom Hiddleston will star in ‘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. Williams died in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day in 1953 at the age of 29 from heart failure exacerbated by pills and alcohol.
Scheduled to begin production in Louisiana in October, ‘I Saw The Light’ will be directed by Marc Abraham from his screenplay based on Colin Escott’s award winning biography. Via Sony ATV, the production has secured rights to the Williams music catalogue including such hits as “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” “Hey Good Lookin’” and “Your Cheatin’ Heart.” Tom Hiddleston will do his own singing in the film.
Yahoo! Movies has debuted this US trailer for Jim Jarmusch’s (Broken Flowers, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, Dead Man) brilliant crypto-vampire love story ’Only Lovers Left Alive.’ ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’ is lead by Tom Hiddleston as Adam, an underground musician who’s deeply depressed by the direction of human activities. He reunites with his centuries-long lover, Eve (Tilda Swinton), though their idyll is soon interrupted by Eve’s wild and uncontrollable younger sister Ava (Mia Wasikowska). John Hurt, Anton Yelchin and Jeffrey Wright also star. Out now in the UK, ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’ arrives on April 11th in the US.
Jim Jarmusch’s wry, tender and moving take on the vampire genre features Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston as a centuries-old couple who watch time go by from separate continents as they reflect on the ever-changing world around them.