The child star who befriended E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial has signed on to play country legend Hank Williams in a quirky new biopic.
Henry Thomas, now 40, plays the late singer/songwriter in upcoming movie The Last Ride, which chronicles the final days of Williams' life. Williams died of heart failure on New Year's Day (01Jan), 1953.
Thomas tells the Los Angeles Times newspaper, "I was really intimidated by the role. I started obsessing about trying to look like him (Williams)... and all of the things that go through your mind when you start focusing on playing a person who's that iconic. You don't want to drop the ball."