I Saw the Light is a 2015 biographical drama film directed, written, and produced by Marc Abraham, starring Tom Hiddleston as country music legend Hank Williams and Elizabeth Olsen as his first wife, Audrey Williams. It is based on the book Hank Williams: The Biography by Colin Escott, George Merritt, and William (Bill) MacEwen. It was screened in the Special Presentations section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.
The film is a biographical dramatization of country and blues singer-songwriter, Hank Williams’ life, and rise to fame as one of country music’s most popular and influential artists. The title comes from the gospel song of the same name written and performed by Williams. The film is scheduled to be released on March 25, 2016, by Sony Pictures Classics.
The film revolves around country music singer Hank Williams’ rise to fame and sudden death at the age of 29.