Say hey, good lookin‘ – what ya got cookin‘? How’s about cooking somethin’ up with me? Tom Hiddleston in a cowboy hat singing country music? Well call me a Hush Puppy and sign-me up!
Everyone’s favorite Marvel baddie is not only going to portray Country Music Legend, Hank Williams in the independent biopic “I Saw The Light”…but he’s going to sing Hank’s songs as well. Ohhh my…I’m going to pre-order the soundtrack now!
“I Saw the Light“, to be directed by Marc Abraham from a script he wrote, is a story befitting a country music song in itself….following William’s meteoric rise to fame in the country music industry only to die at the age of 29 due to heart failure brought on by alcoholism and addiction to prescription pills. This is a role Hiddleston can really sink his teeth into!
But can he sing, you ask? Apparently you didn’t see him stretching his vocal cords as the singing Captain Hook in Disney’s The Pirate Fairy
But how, you might wonder, are they going to take a quintessential English gentleman and turn him into a good ‘ol southern boy? I have NO idea…but I can’t wait to see the transformation! I could kiss RatPac Entertainment and Bron Studios, for making this film happen…and for giving the lead role to Hiddleston!
This could very well be Hiddleston’s Coal Miner’s Daughter…earning him a potential Oscar in the same way it happened for Sissy Spacek when she portrayed another country music legend, Loretta Lynn.
Hiddleston’s hat fittings and filming shall begin in Louisiana in October…when I’m prettty sure I’ll be in need of a trip to Cafe du Monde for some beignets…and a set visit 😉
The Grand Ol Opry has NO idea what’s in store for them!
Lady Anglophile….shopping for my cowboy hat and boots for the red carpet premiere!