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One of the big surprises at this past summer’s Comic-Con was Legendary Pictures’ unveiling of ‘Skull Island,’ a new feature by ‘Godzilla’ writer Max Borenstein based on the mythic origins of King Kong, where mutant giant creatures rule. Now we hear that screenwriter John Gatins, who was nominated for an Academy Award for the 2012 film ‘Flight,’ will pen the next draft of the script. Scheduled for a November 4th, 2016 release, Tom Hiddleston is pegged to star and Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) will direct the film.
Elizabeth Olsen has reportedly joined the Tom Hiddleston in ‘I Saw The Light,’ the film about the life of country western singer Hank Williams. Olsen, who recently completed filming her superhero role in Marvel’s ‘Avengers: The Age of Ultron,’ will play Williams’ wife Audrey Mae. 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.
‘I Saw The Light’ chronicles Hank Williams’ (Tom Hiddleston) 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. 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.” Hiddleston will do his own singing in the film. Rodney Crowell, the Grammy-award winning country music legend, is helping out with the music.
Tom Hiddleston Channels Hank Williams In Preparation For ‘I Saw The Light'; Sings An Amazing Rendition Of A Hank Williams Classic
With Tom Hiddleston set to start shooting the Hank Williams biopic ‘I Saw The Light’ within the next few weeks, the following video has emerged online of him making an impromptu appearance at the Wheatland Music Festival – playing a cover of the legendary country western singer’s ‘Move It On Over.’ Check out the video after the jump.
‘I Saw The Light’ chronicles Hank Williams’ 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. 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. Rodney Crowell, the Grammy-award winning country music legend, is helping out with the music.
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.