Tom Hiddleston has already had a busy 2016 and he is set to return to the big screen this week for new biopic film I Saw The Light.

I Saw The Light

I Saw The Light

I Saw The Light sees Hiddleston take on the central role of musician Hank Williams in a movie that charts his rise to success and the personal struggles.

The film is inspired by the book Hank Williams: The Biography by William MacEwen, Colin Escott, and George Merritt and sees Marc Abraham back in the director's chair.

This is only the second feature film of Abraham's career and comes seven years after he made his debut with Flash of Genius in 2009. As well as being in the director's chair, Abraham has also penned the film's screenplay.

I Saw The Light is set for release on Friday and here are a trio of great new clips for you to take a look at:

Hiddleston takes on the central role of Hank Williams in the film and is joined on the cast list by Elizabeth Olsen, Bradley Whitford, Cherry Jones, and Maddie Hasson.

I Saw The Light tells the story of the iconic, tormented singer-songwriter Hank Williams who revolutionized country music with his raw charisma, haunting voice and original songs, most of which are considered American standards today and have been recorded many times over by pop, rock and country artists alike.

Hank Williams (Hiddleston) emerged from the local Alabama music scene after World War II. Wife Audrey (Elizabeth Olsen) was desperate to sing by his side despite being of lesser talent, which fuelled an extremely turbulent home life. But Williams' ability to write songs covering a wide range of emotions, using his own personal troubles as inspiration, became the essence of country music. In the end, he realized his dreams: hit records, a place on Nashville's prestigious stage and radio show the Grand Ole Opry and even guest spots on the then-new medium of TV.

Refusing to hide his long-time alcoholism and dependency on painkillers behind the wholesome facade Nashville and the Opry expect of its stars, Hank remained prolific and immensely popular until the very end of his life. Like Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain, Hank's star burned brightly, but briefly over the six years before he died on New Year's Day, 1953. He was 29 years old.

I Saw The Light is released 6th May.

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