British actor Tom Hiddleston plays Hank Williams in the forthcoming biopic I Saw The Light, which is kind of exciting and interesting for a few reasons. First off, Hiddleston is best known for playing Loki in the Marvel films Avengers and Thor, and this is a much more quote-unquote “serious” role. Also, since Hiddleston is from the UK and lacks a natural Southern drawl, it was pretty easy for people to speculate on how convincing his singing would be. But back in October, we saw a video of Hiddleston performing as Williams at a tiny Nashville bar, and he did a damn good job. Now the trailer for I Saw The Light is available in full; check out Hiddleston’s performance below.
I Saw The Light is out in March.