https://variety.com/2019/film/news/jess ... 203210367/Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield are on board to star in the Fox Searchlight biopic “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” with “The Big Sick” director Michael Showalter on board to helm.
Based on the documentary “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” directed by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato from World of Wonder, the film tells the extraordinary and outlandish rise, fall and redemption of televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, played by Garfield and Chastain. In the 1970s and ’80s, Tammy Faye and Jim rose from humble beginnings to create the world’s largest religious broadcasting network and a 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 sexual scandal tore their marriage apart and toppled their carefully constructed empire.
Abe Sylvia penned the script.
Y'all, I'm legit so excited for this. I love Chastain, Garfield, and Showalter (y'all need to watch Hello My Name is Doris like yesterday. Such a sweet little movie) and omg I would watch Tammy Faye sometimes when growing up. This lady and her story....whew boy. And let's not forget those eyelashes that put Kim Kardashian to shame.
I'm already pre-ordering my tickets for this. My ass is there opening day.