Actor Chris Hemsworth has optioned the film rights to Steve Earle’s novel “I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive” and is slated to both star in and produce the indie film along with Laura Bickford (“Traffic”).
Benjamin Grayson adapted the script and will make his directorial debut on the project about Toby ‘Doc’ Ebersole who is haunted by the ghost of Hank Williams following his involvement in the country singer’s mysterious death in 1953.
The story picks up a decade later in the red-light district of San Antonio where Doc supports his morphine habit by performing illegal medical procedures. Hank’s ghost visits Doc frequently to offer unwanted advice.
Source: The Wrap