Maddie Hasson has been cast in I Saw The Light, writer-director Marc Abraham’s biopic about country music legend Hank Williams. She will play Billie Jean, a 19-year-old who pursued by Williams (Tom Hiddleston) after his divorce from Audrey (Elizabeth Olsen). She eventually becomes his second wife — and his widow. Hasson recently wrapped the indie pic A Light Beneath Their Feet and starred on ABC Family’s Twisted. She is repped by UTA, the Beddingfield Company and Coast to Coast Talent Group.
Emory Cohen has landed a role in By Way Of Helena, a revenge Western from director Kieran Darcy-Smith. Matt Cook wrote the script, which made the 2009 Black List. Liam Hemsworth stars as an 1880s Texas Ranger sent to an isolated frontier town to investigate a series of murders. There he squares off against a fearsome local preacher (Woody Harrelson). Cohen will play Isaac. His recent credits include Beneath The Harvest Sky, The Place Beyond The Pines and Fox’s Glee. He is repped by CAA and Harvest Talent Management.