AS the coronavirus pandemic nears an end, fans are excited to go back to theaters and see live movies again.
Jessica Chastain, the actress behind roles such as Interstellar and The Martian, will be playing the role of Tammy Faye in the upcoming film The Eyes of Tammy Faye.
Who’s in the cast of The Eyes of Tammy Faye?
Jessica Chastain will play the lead role of Tammy Faye, with Andrew Garfield playing her husband, Jim Bakker.
Chastain will also be producing the film, alongside the director Michael Showalter.
Alongside Chastain and Garfield there is a star studded cast in the rest of the movie:
- Chandler Head as Young Tammy Faye
- Cherry Jones as Rachel LaValley
- Vincent D’Onofrio as Jerry Falwell
- Fredric Lehne as Fred Grover
- Mark Wystrach as Gary Paxton
- Sam Jaeger as Roe Messner
- Gabriel Olds as Pat Robertson
- Jay Huguley as Jimmy Swaggart
When will The Eyes of Tammy Faye be released?
The Eyes of Tammy Faye premiers in theaters on Friday Sept. 17.
The movie tells the story of the famous televangelist and business mogul, Tammy Faye.
Tammy Faye died at age 65 in 2007 after colon cancer spread to her lungs.
Jessica Chastain revealed in a 2019 that interview she had acquired the rights to Faye’s story in 2012.
This has been a passion project of sorts for Chastain, who has been researching this for around a decade.
The story will focus mainly on Tammy and her husband, who built the PTL Club.
The PTL Club was a Christian news program, turned multimillion dollar industry.
The story also focuses on the inevitable downfall of Tammy, her husband and their industry as well.
One for the biggest thing that eventually brought them down was a sex scandal.
One of the biggest challenges in filming for this movies was the hair and make-up chair.
One of the things Tammy was known for was her hair and eyelashes.
According to Chastain she would have to spend hours in hair and makeup to get the look just right.
The film was initially announced to be released a week later but actually got bumped up.