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Elizabeth Olsen to play Hank Williams' wife

Actress Elizabeth Olsen has signed on to play Hank Williams' wife, opposite Tom Hiddleston, in a new biopic.

The British actor was cast as Williams in I Saw The Light in June (14), and now he has been joined by fellow The Avengers franchise star Olsen, who will play Audrey Mae.


Williams wed Audrey Sheppard in 1944. She served as his manager until the couple divorced in 1952.


Marc Abraham will direct the film from a script based on author Colin Escott's book, Hank Williams: The Biography, which chronicles the singer's meteoric rise to fame and his untimely death in 1953, at the age of 29.


Production on I Saw The Light is scheduled to begin in Louisiana this autumn (14), ahead of a 2015 release.


Olsen joined the cast of The Avengers sequel Age of Ultron as Scarlet Witch last year (13), but she did not work with Thor star Hiddleston, because his evil character, Loki, is not featured in the next instalment of the superhero franchise.