Elizabeth Olsen to co-star in I Saw the Light
Elizabeth Olsen is set to star as Audrey Mae, Hank Williams’ wife, in the biopic I Saw the Light. Tom Hiddleston is playing Williams and Marc Abraham is set to direct.
Filming is scheduled to begin in October in Louisiana.
Based on the 1994 book “Hank Williams: The Biography” by Colin Escott, George Merritt and William MacEwen, the film will tell the story of the popular country singer who was born in 1923 in Alabama and broke out in the post-World War II era with the song “Move It on Over.” He died at age 29 of heart failure after struggling with alcoholism and addiction to prescription pills.