Chris Hemsworth is set for I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive
They mystique of Hank Williams lives on and now it’s infecting The Avengers. Tom Hiddleston is set to play Hank in the biopic I SAW THE LIGHT and now Thor himself has bought the rights to a novel about the late singer. Right now, Chris Hemsworth is the only one attached to the project, but with him involved, I’m sure we’ll get some more casting news soon. We do know that Benjamin Grayson will be directing the film from a screenplay he also adapted. This will be his first directing gig, but he did serve as assistant director on THOR. As for the film, it sounds a little strange, but with Hemsworth involved, I’m interested.
The official synopsis of the Steve Earle book: Doc Ebersole lives with the ghost of Hank Williams—not just in the figurative sense, not just because he was one of the last people to see him alive, and not just because he is rumored to have given Hank the final morphine dose that killed him. In 1963, ten years after Hank’s death, Doc himself is wracked by addiction. Having lost his license to practice medicine, his morphine habit isn’t as easy to support as it used to be. So he lives in a rented room in the red-light district on the south side of San Antonio, performing abortions and patching up the odd knife or gunshot wound. But when Graciela, a young Mexican immigrant, appears in the neighborhood in search of Doc’s services, miraculous things begin to happen. Graciela sustains a wound on her wrist that never heals, yet she heals others with the touch of her hand. Everyone she meets is transformed for the better, except, maybe, for Hank’s angry ghost—who isn’t at all pleased to see Doc doing well. (The Wrap)