Though previously set for a November 27th release date, writer-director Mark Abraham’s Hank Williams biopic I Saw the Light has now been bumped to March 25, 2016. Tom Hiddleston fans will have to wait just a little bit longer to see his performance as the late Country singer on the big screen. After premiering last month at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it received a tepid response at best from critics in attendance, Sony Pictures Classics has apparently pushed it to their next calendar year.
The Wrap reported on the release date shift, but we’ve yet to hear official confirmation for the change. The film, based on the book “Hank Williams: The Biography” by Colin Escott, chronicles the life of Williams and his rise to fame before his tragic death. He established himself as an enduring influence on American music before passing away at the age of 30 in 1953. The film also stars Elizabeth Olsen, Cherry Jones, Bradley Whitford, Maddie Hasson, and Wren Schmidt.
Though fans won’t be able to hear Hiddleston as the crooner until early 2016, they can catch him on the big screen this weekend in Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak. He’ll also be appearing in Kong: Skull Island and Thor: Ragnarok, but those franchise films aren’t due to hit theaters until 2017. In the meantime, get caught up on all of our coverage of I Saw the Light by clicking on the following links:
- Tom Hiddleston Talks ‘High Rise’, ‘I Saw the Light’, and Future Projects at TIFF 2015
- Elizabeth Olsen Talks ‘I Saw the Light’, ‘Captain America: Civil War’ and Scarlet Witch
- ‘I Saw the Light’: Tom Hiddleston Croons as Hank Williams in First Clip
- First ‘I Saw the Light’ Image Features a Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen Duet
- Tom Hiddleston Is Country Legend Hank Williams in First Image from ‘I Saw the Light’