Tom Hiddleston stars as country music legend Hank Williams in new biopic I Saw The Light and a just-released trailer for the flick shows the actor displaying some impressive vocal chops as he takes on some of William’s signature hits.

Tom Hiddleston Sings In New Hank Williams Biopic Trailer

The film also stars Elizabeth Olsen as William’s first wife Audrey Sheppard Williams, who was also his manager and duet partner and highlights the singer’s turbulent relationship with drugs and alcohol.

Williams tragically died in the early morning hours of Jan. 1, 1953, at the age of 29, from heart failure exacerbated by substance abuse but, despite his young age, left a major mark on the music industry. Williams had 35 singles (five released posthumously) place in the Top 10 of the Billboard Country & Western Best Sellers chart, including 11 that ranked number one. He has also been inducted into multiple music halls of fame, such as the Country Music Hall of Fame (1961), the Songwriters Hall of Fame (1970), and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1987).

Hiddleston certainly looks and sounds the part and Olsen’s singing voice is equally impressive. The film was written and directed by Marc Abraham and is due in theaters March 25, 2016.

 

 

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