Tom Hiddleston is famous for playing Loki, son of Odin and brother of Thor, but soon he’ll be playing the father of Bocephus and the grand-dad of Hank III.

The British actor is going to have to learn a new accent for the role he’s just landed as country music legend Hank Williams. <o<>Related: Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Hank Williams Top Rolling Stone’s List of ‘Greatest Country Songs’

Deadline: Hollywood reports that Hiddleston will star in the upcoming biopic I Saw The Light, which will be directed by Marc Abraham. According to the Internet Movie Database, Abraham is more experienced as a producer and executive producer, having worked in those capacities on films including the recent Robocop reboot, Children of Men and 2004’s Dawn of the Dead reboot.

Abraham wrote the script based on Hank Williams: A Biography, by Colin Escott.

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