Those who attended this weekend’s annual Wheatland Music Festival received an unexpected treat when British actor Tom Hiddleston made two surprise onstage appearances to sing songs by one of music’s most beloved and tragic figures.

Hiddleston has the lead role in an upcoming movie about the life of country singer Hank Williams, who died at age 29. Hiddleston was in attendance at the Wheatland festival in Remus this weekend as part of his research for the film.

On Saturday afternoon, Hiddleston joined Grammy-award winner Rodney Crowell and Grammy-nominated Sarah Jarosz on stage to sing a cover of one of Williams’ most well-known songs, “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry.”

Hiddleston performed the song with simple grace and shyly smiled as welcoming audience applauded. He stuck around after the show for autographs and photos with fans and returned to the stage later on Saturday night to sing “Move It On Over,” another Williams’ classic. This time he played guitar too. (x)(x)



Elizabeth Olsen joins in Hank Williams biopic I Saw The Light: BRILLIANT

Elizabeth Olsen Joins Tom Hiddleston In Hank Williams Biopic ‘I Saw The Light’

Elizabeth Olsen has joined the cast of RatPac Entertainment and Bron Studios’ I Saw The Light, the film about the life of country western singer Hank Williams. Deadline’s Mike Fleming broke the news this summer that Tom Hiddleston nabbed the Williams role and will be singing classics like “Your Cheatin’ Heart”, “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” and “Hey Good Lookin’”. Olsen will play Williams’ wife Audrey Mae. Marc Abraham is directing from his own script about Williams’ meteoric rise to fame, and the price that fame took on his personal life. He died at age 29 of heart failure.

Pic is based on the biography by Colin Escott and is produced by RatPac’s Brett Ratner and Bron Studios’ Aaron L. Gilbert, along with G. Marq Roswell and Abraham. James Packer will executive produce for RatPac Entertainment. I Saw The Light is also a Creative Wealth Media Finance co-production. Olsen recently completed filming her superhero role in Marvel’s Avengers: The Age of Ultron after co-starring in Legendary’s monster hit Godzilla. She’s repped by The Gersh Agency, Brillstein Entertainment and Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern, LLP.



Tom Hiddleston just performed at the Wheatland Music Festival. He is learning how to play like Hank Williams for a bio pic from Rodney Crowell.