The first trailer for The Eyes of Tammy Faye starring Andrew Garfield and Jessica Chastain in the lead and based on televangelists Tammy Faye Bakker and her husband Jim Bakker has been released. The lead stars are diving deep into the character of the infamous married televangelists who created a religious media empire that came tumbling down after Jim was embroiled in a sex scandal and fraud.
The film is directed by Michael Showalter and Abe Sylvia has penned the script. The trailer promises a fine line between satire and drama with some comedy thrown in that comes from the genuine portrayal of their highly colourful personas and problems.
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The official synopsis for The Eyes of Tammy Faye reads, “The Eyes of Tammy Faye is an intimate look at the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker. In the 1970s and 80s, Tammy Faye and her husband, Jim Bakker, rose from humble beginnings to create the world’s largest religious broadcasting network and theme park, and were revered for their message of love, acceptance and prosperity. Tammy Faye was legendary for her indelible eyelashes, her idiosyncratic singing, and her eagerness to embrace people from all walks of life. However, it wasn’t long before financial improprieties, scheming rivals, and scandal toppled their carefully constructed empire.”
The film also stars Cherry Jones, Vincent D’Onofrio, Louis Cancelmi, Sam Jaeger, Gabriel Olds and Mark Wystrach. The Eyes of Tammy Faye will arrive in theaters on September 17, 2021.