Chris Hemsworth to Produce, Star in Movie Based on Steve Earle’s Novel
Movie star Chris Hemsworth is delving into country music -- sort of. The award-winning actor has announced he will star in and produce 'I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive,' a movie based on Steve Earle's novel of the same name.
The book, released in 2011, is a fictitious story about the life of Toby 'Doc' Ebersole, who loses his license after the inexplicable death of Hank Williams in 1953. The story shows Ebersole, one decade later, working illegally as a doctor, performing abortions and other unlawful procedures to support his drug addiction, all while being haunted by Williams' ghost.
The title of the film comes from Williams' single of the same name, which was the last single he released before his death on Jan. 1, 1953, at the age of 29.
'I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive' isn't the only Williams' story that will be seen on the big screen. Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen will star in the biopic 'I Saw the Light,' which is scheduled for a 2015 release.
No word yet on when 'I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive' will begin filming. Earle also released an album by the same name in 2011, but it remains unclear whether any of those songs will make it into the movie.