Audiences will have to wait until November to see Tom Hiddleston's full performance as country music legend Hank Williams in biopic "I Saw the Light," but Sony Pictures Classics has given fans a glimpse of the actor in character in the first photo from the flick.

The studio released the picture on its Facebook page, revealing Hiddleston-as-Williams for the first time. It's a striking shot (most likely modeled on the above photo of the real Williams), proving that at least physically, the actor best known as the Marvel Universe's Loki was the right pick for part.
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But can Hiddleston back up his looks with some singing chops? It seems the likely answer is yes. The actor made the rounds at some music festivals late last year, popping up with surprise performances of Williams classics "Move It On Over" and "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," and he certainly seemed to nail the tunes. We're eager to see what else he has up his sleeve in the flick.

"I Saw the Light" also stars Elizabeth Olsen as Williams's wife, and chronicles the singer's rise to fame and untimely death at age 29. It's set to hit theaters on November 27.

[via: Sony Pictures Classics]

Photo credit: Associated Press, Sony Pictures Classics

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