Chris Hemsworth to Star In, Produce Movie About Hank Williams’ Doctor

Posted by on October 24, 2014 in

The “Thor” star has optioned the film rights to Steve Earle’s novel “I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive”.

Now that he’s wrapped Michael Mann‘s “Blackhat,” Chris Hemsworth is trying on another hat — movie producer.

Hemsworth has optioned the film rights to Steve Earle’s novel “I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive” to star in and produce along with Laura Bickford (“Traffic”).

Benjamin Grayson wrote the script and will make his directorial debut with the indie film.

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“I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive” is a dark, fictitious tale that follows Toby “Doc” Ebersole, who’s haunted by the ghost of Hank Williams following his involvement in the country singer’s mysterious death in 1953.

After his medical license is revoked, the story picks up 10 years later in the red-light district of San Antonio, Texas, where Doc supports his morphine habit by performing illegal medical procedures. Hank’s ghost serves a demented Jiminy Cricket, visiting Doc often whether he’s wanted or not.

The film takes its title from a 1952 song Williams co-wrote that was the last single released during his lifetime.[..]

Source: The Wrap