Jessica, is that you just? Chastain turns heads with ‘Eyes of Tammy Faye’ trailer
Televangelists Jim Bakker and Tammy Faye Bakker have returned to the display screen — kind of.
Searchlight Photos launched the flashy trailer Wednesday for “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” an upcoming biopic from director Michael Showalter. The movie will chronicle the glittering and turbulent journey of its late titular celeb Christian, performed by an usually unrecognizable Jessica Chastain.
“It’s all part of our mission to help people,” Chastain’s Tammy Faye says on the high of the extremely saturated preview. “Anyone who’s hurting, or they feel like they’ve been left out. God has a plan for us.”
Starring reverse Chastain within the interval drama is fellow Oscar nominee Andrew Garfield as Jim Bakker, whose noble Christian values inevitably start to wane as he turns into more and more motivated by energy and greed — a lot to his idealistic spouse’s internal turmoil.
“We’re not doing anything wrong, though,” Chastain’s Tammy Faye muses whereas wringing her arms inside their opulent bed room.
“Is that a question?” Garfield’s Jim replies.
All through the trailer, Tammy Faye wrestles together with her husband’s closely publicized downfall whereas desperately clinging to her ethical rules — even when different distinguished members of her religion disagree.
“Faith isn’t political,” she remarks in response to pastor Jerry Falwell’s (Vincent D’Onofrio) homophobic views. Earlier than she died in 2007 from most cancers, Tammy Faye was thought of an LGBTQ ally and raised consciousness of the HIV/AIDS disaster.
“Some people, they’re just hurting so bad, and we just need to love them,” she says, her face coated in her signature thick mascara, eye shadow, lipstick and bronzer. “I won’t go forward looking in the rearview mirror of my life. This is who I am.”
The dramatic preview additionally teases the authorized fallout from the couple’s spiritual exploits, which resulted in Jim Bakker being sentenced to 45 years in jail after he was arrested on a number of counts of fraud and conspiracy tied to his and Tammy Faye’s well-liked TV program, “The PTL Club.”
“I built you an empire,” Jim barks at his spouse mid-spiral.
“You built you an empire,” Tammy Faye fires again.
Additionally featured within the biopic’s ensemble solid are Sam Jaeger, Cherry Jones and Randy Havens. “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” which shares the title of a 2000 documentary narrated by RuPaul, hits theaters Sept. 17.
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