After a successful world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this summer, the Hank Williams biopic I Saw The Light with Tom Hiddleston taking on the role of the American singer, due on November 27, has had its release put back to March 2016.
Sony Pictures Classics made the decision to move the release due to Hiddleston’s commitment to filming Kong: Skull Island, which he is scheduled to begin this coming week. The film will now hit theaters on March 25.
The new release date will put the film up against the highly-anticipated Batman V. Superman.
I Saw The Light was written and directed by Marc Abraham and based on Colin Escott’s biography. Williams died aged 29 from heart failure, having suffered from spina bidifa and struggled with alcohol and drug issues. The film also stars Elizabeth Olsen as Williams’ first wife Audrey Mae along with Maddie Hasson, Cherry Jones and Bradley Whitford.
The film was however premiered in Nashville on Saturday night when, while attending the after-party, Hiddleston played the guitar and performed a selection of Hank Williams’ songs.