AUSTIN, Texas — Actor Ethan Hawke premiered his newest movie, "Blaze," in Austin on Thursday.

The movie is a biopic based on the life of Blaze Foley, the legend of the Texas outlaw music movement that spawned the likes of Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson. .

Hawke, who was born in Austin, co-wrote the film with Foley’s wife Sybil Rosen. It's based on her memoir “Living in the Woods in a Tree: Remembering Blaze Foley.”

During the premiere in Austin, Hawke wore a jacket made of duct tape as a tribute to a folk singer some locals may remember as the Duct Tape Messiah.

"The man Blaze Foley who walked these streets in duct tape - you know, getting to let his songs be heard again feels really good,” Hawke said.

The movie features about two dozen of Foley's song. Blaze opens Friday at the Violet Crown Cinema in Austin and will expand to more theaters in the coming weeks.