Tom Hiddleston performed Hank Williams songs at a music festival in Michigan over the weekend.
Tom Hiddleston is stepping up his preparation to play country music legend Hank Williams, performing at Michigan's Wheatland Music Festival on Saturday (September 6, 2014). The British actor - best known for playing Loki in Thor and The Avengers - will play Williams in the forthcoming biopic, I Saw the Light.
Tom Hiddleston will play Hank Williams in 'I Saw the Light' [Getty/Jason Merritt]
The 33-year-old treated to a full rendition of country legend Hank Williams' hit 'Move It on Over,' with one quick-thinking audience member capturing it on video. The following day, Hiddleston returned to join Rodney Cromwell on-stage for a performance of Williams' 'I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry'.
Tom Hiddleston has been cast to play Hank Williams in the upcoming biopic based on the iconic country singer's life.
British-born actor Tom Hiddleston has allegedly been cast to play country singer Hank Williams in an upcoming biopic about the country singer's life. Deadline reports that Hiddleston will learn Williams’ Alabama accent and how to play his music for the role.
Tom Hiddleston has been cast in the role of Hank Williams in the upcoming biopic
The biopic, titled “I Saw The Light” is based on the 1994 book “Hank Williams: The Biography,” written by Colin Escott, George Merritt and William MacEwan. Famed producer Marc Abraham has written the screenplay and will also be directing the film, which he plans to begin shooting this October in Louisiana.
After a shaky few years, Hank Williams, Jr. and his wife Mary Jane Thomas have gotten back together in time for their 21st wedding anniversary.
Country music star Hank Williams, Jr. has once again begun a relationship with his estranged wife in the run up to their 21st wedding anniversary. The singer, who is the 62-years-old son of the late Hank Williams, Sr., married his fourth wife Mary Jane Thomas in 1990. Williams, Jr. and his former model wife steadily saw their relationship break down and head for divorce, with them separating in 2007.
Williams, Jr. and Thomas have since made amends and have reached a huge milestone in their relationship. A source has recently spoken to the 'National Enquirer' in America, stating: "They almost divorced, but they've happily celebrated their 21st wedding anniversary. I know Hank is proud that they kept their marriage together."
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Date of birth
17th August, 1923
Date of death
1st January, 1953