Previously, it had been slated for release on Nov. 28 of this year. The film premiered at Toronto International Film Festival in September, where it got a muted reception from critics.
A combination of factors went into the decision, with the studio noting a competitive Oscar season and Hiddleston’s unavailability to promote the film while shooting “Kong: Skull Island.” The film’s lukewarm reception at Toronto International Film Festival can’t have helped, either.
The Sony Pictures Classics release chronicles the life and tragic death of Williams, who became a major influence on American music before passing away at the age of 30 in 1953.
Hiddleston is best known for his role of Loki in “The Avengers” and “Thor” films, upcoming projects include “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Kong: Skull Island.” He also appears in Guillermo del Toro‘s horror film “Crimson Peak” opening Friday.
“I Saw the Light” is based on the book “Hank Williams: The Biography” by Colin Escott, and will hit theaters on Nov. 27