David Krumholtz, Josh Pais, James Dumont and Wrenn Schmidt have joined Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen in I Saw the Light, the story of legendary country western singer Hank Williams.
I Saw the Light will be directed by Marc Abraham from his screenplay which chronicles Williams meteoric rise to fame and its ultimately tragic effect on his health and personal life. It is based on Colin Escotts award winning biography.
A RatPac Entertainment presentation of A Bron Studios/RatPac Entertainment production, in association with Creative Wealth Media Finance, I Saw the Light will begin production this week in Louisiana. RatPacs Brett Ratner and Bron Studios Aaron L. Gilbert produce alongside G. Marq Roswell and Mark Abraham. James Packer will executive produce for RatPac Entertainment. Patty Long is the line producer/executive producer. Denise Chamian is the casting director.
David Krumholtz, who can currently be seen in theaters in The Judge, starred in the long running TV series “Numb3rs.” He plays James Dolan, an edgy New York journalist who in the course of a tough interview with Williams finds himself toe to toe with the country legend.
James Dumont, featured in Dallas Buyers Club and Lee Daniels The Butler, plays WB Nowlin, the mayor of a town where Williams is headlining who is forced to strong arm a performance out of the debilitated singer.
Josh Pais (The Good Wife, “Law & Order: SVU”) plays Dore Schary, one-time production president of MGM. Though smooth and savvy, he still cant convince Williams to be movie star.
Wrenn Schmidt’s credits include the popular television series “Boardwalk Empire” with Steve Buscemi, and “The Americans” with Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys. Schmidt will play Bobbie Jett, one of the several women in Williams life and the mother of his daughter born five days after his death.
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