Merle Haggard's Wife to Produce Biopic on His Life

Merle Haggard
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Merle Haggard's widow Theresa Haggard has announced she's in talks with Amazon studios to produce a biopic about her late husband's life and career. Sam Rockwell is rumored to be playing the legendary musician, according to Deadline. The biopic will be based on Merle's memoir, "Sing Me Back Home."

"I promised my late husband, Merle Haggard that I would get this done and I’m giving it my best shot," she writes on social media. "I will be writing and producing with Robin Bissel this great story.

"Merle had a great life. And as we used to joke about he had many lives and this will be the first of this magnitude to show how great of an artist and man he truly was. I hope to bring him the glory he so deserves."

Merle passed away on his 79th birthday (April 6th) in 2016.