Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield To Play Televangelists Jim And Tammy Faye Bakker


For those who lived by the 70s and 80s and owned a TV, sooner or later you in all probability got here throughout televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker. On the top of their fame they had been in every single place, and topic to all of the gossip and scandal magazines that the Kardashians are right this moment. Finally although their empire fell aside, and their lives turned considerably much less attention-grabbing. Now nevertheless they’re about to hit the highlight as soon as once more, as Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield are set to star as them within the Fox Searchlight biopic The Eyes of Tammy Faye.

The Eyes of Tammy Faye relies on the documentary of the identical identify, and can discover the rise, fall and the rise, fall and eventual redemption of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, and will likely be directed by The Large Sick helmer Michael Showalter. You’re going to get to see how the pair rose from humble beginnings, to create their empire. The whole lot from the world’s largest non secular broadcasting community to even a theme park will likely be coated. And naturally the movie will even have a look at the monetary improprieties, scheming rivals, and sexual scandal that not solely tore their marriage aside, however toppled their empire as properly.

Chastain has signed on to supply the movie in addition to star in it. The actress has X-Males: Darkish Phoenix and It: Chapter 2 on her schedule of films to be launched this yr, and her movie Eve has already completed filming as properly. She has a number of movies on faucet as properly although, together with George and Tammy by which she is going to play nation music legend Tammy Wynette.

Andrew Garfield alternatively hasn’t been as lively within the movie scene, however has as a substitute been honing his abilities on Broadway as a substitute. He was not too long ago the star of the variation of Angels in America, for which he gained a Tony award. 

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