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Thor actor Chris Hemsworth has optioned the rights to a film adaptation of Steve Earle’s novel, I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive.
Hemsworth hopes to both star and produce the adaptation, with Ben Grayson (who also wrote the script) onboard to direct. Coincidentally, Grayson was Kenneth Branagh’s assistant on the first Thor.
I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive tells the tale of Toby “Doc Ebersole,” a morphine-addicted surgeon who is haunted by the ghost of country singer Hank Williams. The story is set mostly in Texas during the ’50s and ’60s.
The film certainly sounds like something new for Hemsworth and could be his springboard into the world of producing. However, it will likely be a while until Hemsworth gets to work on the film, as he’s currently working on the Vacation reboot and has The Huntsman (due for arrival in 2016) coming up afterwards.