Elizabeth Olsen to star in Hank Williams biopic

PTI| Updated: Sep 13, 2014, 09:09 AM IST
Elizabeth Olsen to star in Hank Williams biopic

 

Los Angeles: Actress Elizabeth Olsen will star opposite Tom Hiddleston in the upcoming Hank Williams biopic 'I Saw the Light'.

Writer-director Marc Abraham's movie will chronicle the country music icon's rise to international fame, and his death at age 29 after years of alcohol abuse, reportedly.

Olsen has been cast as Williams's wife Audrey Mae. Production on the movie - which is based on the book Hank Williams: The Biography - will begin in Louisiana next month.

Olsen recently starred in the blockbuster 'Godzilla', and will soon play the Scarlet Witch in Marvel's 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'.

Hiddleston is also a contributor to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, having portrayed the villain Loki in 'The Avengers' and both 'Thor' films.

'I Saw the Light' will be released in 2015.