Tom Hiddleston is busy working on his vocals to play country music legend Hank Williams in biopic I Saw the Light, which is due to start filming next month in Louisiana. Now it seems his Thor co-star Chris Hemsworth has optioned the film rights to a book about the self-same singer.
Author Steve Earle’s novel I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive (the title of a Williams track) is a fictitious tale that charts the life of Toby ‘Doc’ Ebersole. He’s haunted by the ghost of Hank Williams following his involvement in the singer’s death in 1953.
It’s believed Hemsworth will produce the film as well as star, according to TheWrap, but it’s not clear whether he’ll take on the role of Hank Williams’s ghost, or the Doctor.
Perhaps Hiddleston could just play Williams in both? He’s already been putting hours of work in, even singing Williams’ track Move It On Over at the Wheatland Music Festival. Either way, here’s hoping Hemsworth and Hiddleston team up for a bit of a Hank Williams singsong. Maybe in their Thor and Loki costumes. No? No, probably not.
Keeping things in the Thor family, Benjamin Grayson, who worked as director Kenneth Branagh’s assistant on Thor, is said to have written the script and will make his directorial debut with the film.