The field of awards contenders just got a little less crowded. Sony Pictures Classic has moved I Saw the Light, the Hank Williams biopic starring Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen originally set for relase on Nov. 28, to March 25.
The shift, according to Sony Pictures Classics, has to do with marketing and giving the film a proper release. Hiddleston is just beginning several months of shooting on Kong: Skull Island, limiting his time to promote the movie, and an overcrowded fall season would mean tough competition on theater screens.
In an interview with Deadline, Sony Pictures Classics co-president Tom Bernard claimed that the push is definitely not about the tepid response for the film coming out of the Toronto International Film Festival. Though I Saw the Light will now premiere far outside of Oscars season, Sony Pictures Classics still plans on an awards run, re-releasing the film later next year.