Elizabeth Olsen teams up with Tom Hiddleston for Hank Williams biopic
Tom Hiddleston has been making the rounds to prove he can take on the legendary career of musician Hank Williams in I Saw the Light, and today it was announced he’ll be getting a little help from an Avenger.
Elizabeth Olsen will play Williams’ wife, Audrey Mae, in the film, which is set to release in 2015. Williams’ real wife, Audrey Sheppard, was a manager for the musician before the couple’s divorce. Their split was not the only issue plaguing Williams’ life, as he died at 29 from heart failure after battling alcoholism, prescription drug abuse and back problems.
I Saw the Light, written and directed by Marc Abraham, is named for Williams’ 1948 song of the same name and based on the 1994 book Hank Williams: The Biography. Over his life, Williams recorded 12 albums and had 11 number one hits, and his tumultuous personal life and professional success should provide plenty of ground for Hiddleston and Olsen to pull from.