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Los Angeles, September 11, 2014 – Elizabeth Olsen has joined Tom Hiddleston in I SAW THE LIGHT, the story of the legendary country western singer Hank Williams, who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music.  Olsen, who burst on the scene with Martha, Marcy, May, Marlene, will play Williams wife, Audrey Mae.  She has recently completed filming Avengers:  Age of Ultron and was seen in this summer’s blockbuster Godzilla.  Other credits include Oldboy. Red Lights and the independent hit Kill Your Darlings. Olsen is represented by the Gersh Agency and Brillstein Entertainment and Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern, LLP.

I SAW THE LIGHT will be directed by Marc Abraham from his screenplay which chronicles William’s meteoric rise to fame and its ultimately tragic effect on his health and personal life.   It is based on Colin Escott’s award winning biography.

A RatPac Entertainment/Bron Studios production, in association with Creative Wealth Media Finance, I SAW THE LIGHT will begin production in Louisiana in October 2014. RatPac’s Brett Ratner and Bron Studios Aaron L. Gilbert will produce alongside G. Marq Roswell and Mark Abraham.  James Packer will executive produce for RatPac Entertainment.  Patty Long is the line producer/executive producer.

A top behind-the-scenes team has been assembled including Grammy-winning troubadour Rodney Crowell, who will serve as executive music producer.  Crowell’s timeless songs have been covered and performed by an elite list of musical luminaries such as Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, George Strait, Bob Seger and many others. His multifaceted career as a producer, singer, songwriter and critically acclaimed author spans 40 years.

Oscar nominee Dante Spinotti (L.A. Confidential, Heat, Insider) will serve as director of photography. The production will be designed by Oscar nominee Merideth Boswell (Apollo 13). The casting director is Denise Chamian (Transformers: Age of Extinction). Lahly Poore (The Homesman) is the costume designer. Carter Little will serve as music supervisor.

Abraham previously directed FLASH OF GENIUS, starring Greg Kinnear.  He is also well known as the producer of such titles as CHILDREN OF MEN, DAWN OF THE DEAD, SPYGAME and many others.

Bron is currently in production on the feature film MEADOWLAND, a psychological thriller starring Olivia Wilde, Luke Wilson, Giovanni Ribisi, ElizaBETH Moss, June Temple and others; and on the animated feature film HENCHMEN, in partnership with Gary Sanchez Productions.  The Bron Studios/Gary Sanchez production WELCOME TO ME, starring Kristen Wiig, premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.


ABOUT RATPAC ENTERTAINMENT:  RatPac entertainment is the film finance and production partnership of Filmmaker Brett Ratner and Australian mogul, James Packer.  RatPac Entertainment’s aim is to produce and finance independent theatrical films as well co- financing blockbusters with studio partners.

As a director, Ratner has grossed over $2 billion worldwide, directing such hits as the Rush Hour trilogy, Red Dragon,  X-Men: The Last StandTower Heist and most recently, Hercules.

James Packer is the Chairman of Crown Limited. Crown is one of Australia’s largest resort and entertainment groups. It has properties and investments in Melbourne, Perth, Macau and London with a market capitalization of approximately $11 billion. He is also Co-Chair of Melco Crown Entertainment.


ABOUT BRON STUDIOS: Bron Studios, co-founded by Aaron L. Gilbert and Brenda Gilbert in 2010, is a British Columbia-based producer of original live-action and animated motion pictures and series television. Bron recently completed production on the drama INTO THE FOREST, starring Ellen Page, Evan Rachel Wood and Max Minghella; the horror comedy THE MASTER CLEANSE, starring Johnny Galecki, Anna Freil, Anjelica Huston, and Oliver Platt; the dark comedy THE DRIFTLESS AREA, starring Zooey Deschanel, Anton Yelchin, John Hawkes, Ciaran Hinds, Aubrey Plaza and Frank Langella; and the romantic comedy TUMBLEDOWN, starring Jason Sudeikis, Rebecca Hall, Joe Manganiello, Dianna Agron, Blythe Danner and Griffin Dunne.  Other Bron productions include: TELL, RUDDERLESS, WELCOME TO ME, TRUST ME, A SINGLE SHOT, and the three MIGHTY MIGHTY MONSTERS animated specials. For more information see www.bronstudios.com



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