Two years ago, the well-known actors Jessica Chastain (Ava – 7%, It: Chapter Two – 80%) Y Andrew Garfield (The Silver Lake Mystery – 56%, A reason to live – 67%) were chosen to play the televangelist couple Tammy Faye and Jim Bakker in the next film titled The Eyes of Tammy Faye And today the first trailer was finally revealed that has surprised by the excellent characterization of Chastain as the well-known American Christian singer, author, talk show host and television personality (via Yahoo!).
Directed by Michael Showalter (Of Tortolos – 53%, The Big Sick: Un Amor Inseparable – 98%) and based on the homonymous documentary by Fenton Bailey Y Randy Barbato, the 2000, The Eyes of Tammy Faye It has a premiere date scheduled for September 17, just in time to enter the awards season of early 2022.
This first look, which can be seen below, shows a fun and comprehensive representation of Tammy Faye and her swindler husband, Jim Bakker, who became the faces of the prosperity gospel with their television show The PTL Club.
From what can be seen in the little over two minute long trailer, Chastain plays Faye throughout the decades as a nuanced woman behind all that makeup, while Garfield brings an increasingly Jim to life. corrupt with his famous phrase “God does not want us to be poor.”
Although an official synopsis has not been revealed, everything indicates that the film will follow the rise and fall of the empire of the Faye-Bakker marriage and present crucial moments in the tradition of Tammy Faye, like his famous interview with the AIDS activist Steve Pieters, in 1985.
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As compelling as this story is on its own, what has really caught the attention of viewers and social media users about this trailer is the radical makeover of Jessica Chastain, who with the help of makeup and hairdressing managed to adapt to the style, essence and appearance of her character.
No thoughts, just Jessica Chastain as Tammy Faye.
No thoughts just Jessica Chastain as Tammy Faye pic.twitter.com/oUlhQxEulZ
— Tom Zohar (@TomZohar) June 9, 2021
Listen, just give Jessica Chastain all the awards for this Tammy Faye movie, right now!
Listen, just give Jessica Chastain all of the awards for this Tammy Faye movie right neeoowww!
— Tigress Woods (@HSHToria) June 9, 2021
We are in a golden age of transformative makeup effects and art style.
We are in a golden age of transformative make-up effects and styling artistry. https://t.co/SXQC7LllBA
— Noelle Adams (@pfangirl) June 9, 2021
In addition to being the protagonist, Chastain is also the producer of this new film, which takes place over a span of approximately 20 years, during which the Bakkers go from being a couple in a small town to titans of the televangelist industry.
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