Amazon has acquired the rights to produce a Merle Haggard Biopic package.
Oscar-winning actor Sam Rockwell is set to play Haggard, and will sing his iconic songs. Robin Bissell will direct the film and write the script, alongside Merle’s widow, Theresa Haggard.
The movie will be based on Merle Haggard’s memoir, Sing Me Back Home. The film will follow Haggard’s three years at San Quentin to his rise to the Country Music Hall of Fame.