Chris Hemsworth to Headline I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive


It seems that the music of Hank Williams is quite popular on Asgard! We already knew that Thor star Tom Hiddleston is set to headline I Saw the Light, a biopic Williams, but TheWrap today reports that Hiddleston’s fictional half-brother from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Chris Hemsworth, is set to star in and produce I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive, an adaptation of the novel by Steve Earle with the following official description:

Doc Ebersole lives with the ghost of Hank Williams¬ónot 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 ¬ó who isn’t at all pleased to see Doc doing well.

I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive is written by newcomer Benjamin Grayson, who served as an assistant to Kenneth Branagh on Thor. Grayson will also make his directorial debut on the project with Laura Bickford also producing.

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