10 Country Biopics We’d Like to See

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The Hank Williams biopic, I Saw the Light, was supposed to come out in theaters Nov. 27, but it got pushed back to a March release back in October, possibly due to a lack of studio faith in the film.

It debuted at the Toronto Film Festival Sept. 11 to mixed to awful reviews. Most reviews praised Tom Hiddleston’s portrayal of Williams, but found the film to be less than the sum of its parts.

The film, which also stars Elizabeth Olsen as his wife, Audrey, is based on Colin Escott’s biography of the famed country singer and is set for a Nov. 27 wide release.

Light’s subject matter guaranteed lots of hype before filming even began. Music biopics have done well at the box office in the past, with a handful being released in the past two years alone, like Straight Outta Compton, Love & Mercy and Jersey Boys. For country music fans, Walk the Line is probably the most famous as of late.

No matter how I Saw the Light does at the box office, there’s always more room for movies about country musicians. Also, a George Jones biopic, which Jones began writing when he was alive, is currently in development.

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10 Country Biopics We’d Like to See