Hank Williams saw the light, and the light was money. The country singer, who battled alcoholism and prescription drug abuse, milked his suave reputation in hopes of securing a higher paycheck for the 1953 musical "Small Town Girl" -- or so it goes in a scene from the new biopic "I Saw the Light." Exclusive to The Huffington Post and its parent company, AOL, the clip finds Williams (Tom Hiddleston) negotiating his salary, though his part in the movie would never come to fruition.
"I Saw the Light," written and directed by Marc Abraham ("Flash of Genius"), opens March 25. It also stars Elizabeth Olsen, Bradley Whitford and Cherry Jones. Watch the scene below.