Hank Williams biopic in the works
Nashville-based 821 Entertainment Group and Strike Entertainment have teamed up for the project, which will be scripted by Marc Abraham, a partner of the latter, reports Variety.
After growing up in Alabama during the Great Depression, Williams shot to fame with 11 number one hits including Your Cheatin' Heart and Cold, Cold Heart.
821 has also acquired the rights to the Colin Escott book Hank Williams: The Biography to use as reference material.
Eric Geadelmann, 821 chief executive officer, told the industry news magazine: "It took us almost five years to execute this deal, and people told us we were crazy to try because the estate was so fractured."
Abraham was also a producer on 2006 film Children of Men, which starred Clive Owen, Michael Caine and Julianne Moore.