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    Thu, 28 Jun 2012 12:37:05

    "E.T." Star Henry Thomas to Play Country Legend Hank Williams - Phone home or Hank!

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    • Hank Williams - NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 18:  Holly Williams accepts the Presidents Award on behalf of Hank Williams at the 12th Annual Americana Music Honors And Awards Ceremony Presented By Nissan on September 18, 2013 in Nashville, United States.

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    Henry Thomas, the actor who played Eliot in E.T., will portray the late singer/songwriter/country legend Hank Williams in upcoming movie about Hank's life called The Last Ride. The biopic focuses on the final days of the country crooner. Hank died of heart failure on New Year's Day, 1953.

    "I was really intimidated by the role. I started obsessing about trying to look like him," Thomas, 40, told The L.A. Times. "And all of the things that go through your mind when you start focusing on playing a person who’s that iconic. You don’t want to drop the ball."

    Hank is a legend.

    Will you watch The Last Ride?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    06.28.12



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