Searchlight Pictures has launched the trailer for “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” starring Andrew Garfield and Jessica Chastain as notorious televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker.
The trailer offers viewers a sneak peek into the brightly-colored world of Jim and Tammy, however issues start to go south when monetary improprieties, a intercourse scandal and rivals break up their marriage — and their empire. As the trailer progresses and the Bakkers get older, Chastain and Garfield turn into practically unrecognizable, displaying off the hair and make-up division’s abilities.
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Directed by Michael Showalter and primarily based on a real story, “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” particulars the rise, fall and redemption of Jim and Tammy Faye in the course of the 1970s and ’80s. The Bakkers went from humble beginnings to creating the world’s largest non secular broadcasting community, in addition to a Christian theme park. The couple quickly soared to fame for his or her teachings about love and acceptance, but it surely all got here tumbling down when their many secrets and techniques have been uncovered.
A documentary of the identical identify directed by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato was launched in 2000. Narrated by drag queen RuPaul, the 80-minute movie got down to redeem Tammy Faye’s public picture after divorcing Jim Bakker in 1992 and occurring to marry Roe Messner. A follow-up movie, “Tammy Faye: Death Defying,” adopted the icon’s battle with colon most cancers. Over a decade after being identified, she died in 2007.
In addition to Garfield and Chastain, “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” additionally stars Vincent D’Onofrio, Sam Jaeger, Cherry Jones, Fredric Lehne, Louis Cancelmi, Joe Ando-Hirsh, Randy Havens and Gabriel Olds.
“The Eyes of Tammy Faye” is about to launch in theaters on Sep. 17.
Watch the trailer under.
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