09/08/2014 09:06 am ET Updated Sep 08, 2014

Tom Hiddleston Played Hank Williams Covers At A Michigan Music Festival

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Tom Hiddleston is really getting into character to play Hank Williams in the upcoming biopic, "I Saw The Light." The British actor/all-around Internet dreamboat made an unexpected appearance at Michigan's Wheatland Music Festival and played Williams' hits "Move It On Over" and "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry."

Hiddleston, who's best known as Loki in "Thor," has been prepping to play Williams for a few months, since the news was announced in January. Production for the biopic begins in Louisiana in October, Deadline reported, and for the film Hiddleston will play more of Williams' classic songs like “Your Cheatin’ Heart” and “Hey Good Lookin.’”

Williams died in 1953 at 29 years old from alcohol-induced heart failure, and "I Saw The Light" will focus on his personal life, rise to fame and death. The fan-shot footage below shows Hiddleston trading his British accent for some country crooning. Not bad, we think.



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