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    Louvin Brothers Biopic Satan is Real

    Ethan Hawke to Star in Louvin Brothers Biopic Film, “Satan Is Real”

    A new biopic film about one of country music’s most interesting, iconic, influential, and troubled acts is being developed. Real life best friends Ethan Hawke and Alessandro Nivola are teaming up to play Charlie and Ira Louvin, known collectively as The Louvin Brothers, in a film adaptation of Charlie Louvin’s famous account of his life in country music, Satan Is Real.

    The Louvin Brothers are given credit for being one of country music’s best examples of blood harmony and close singing, and their beloved recordings went onto greatly influence country, folk, and Gospel artists for decades. Though Charlie was a devout Christian and the duo was just as well known for their Gospel music as secular country, his brother Ira was a troubled soul and an alcoholic, famous for tirades and antics, and for dying in a car crash in 1965. The struggles of the duo also resulted in a lot of the inspiration for their music and the true-to-life cautionary tales, including their signature song, “Satan Is Real.”

    “It’s such an important expression to us,” says Ethan Hawke. “It sounds both violent and beautiful and the music should be that. It’s aggressive, it’s electric, it’s strange. It’s not Brooklyn folk rock. It’s not wannabe cool guy country. It’s hillbilly gospel music. They’re singing these songs and then backstage they’re taking speed and hitting on girls and beating the shit out of each other.”
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    I'll check that out for sure.

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    Unity. The Louvin's don't get the credit they deserve.
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