First Look at Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams in I Saw The Light

Posted by at 11:18 am on September 10, 2015

Ahead of I Saw The Light’s premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this weekend, Tom Hiddleston has shared the first clip from the Hank Williams biopic on Twitter — and the first official sampling of Hiddleston’s singing voice.

In the scene, Hiddleston records the iconic country singer’s 1947 hit, “Move It On Over,” in Nashville. Hiddleston sings and plays guitar on every Williams song in the film, and he studied with Grammy winner Rodney Crowell for months to perfect Williams’ signature sound.

“Every note, every line, everything is Tom,” director Marc Abraham told EW. “He’s crazy talented. If you didn’t like him, you’d be jealous of him.”

The clip also includes a brief glimpse of Elizabeth Olsen as Williams’ wife, Audrey. I Saw The Light follows Williams from his rapid rise to fame through his struggles with substance abuse and his complicated relationship with his wife.

I Saw The Light will hit theaters on Nov. 27.

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