Searchlight Pictures has released the debut trailer for The Eyes Of Tammy Faye, a new drama led by Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield. The film is directed by Michael Showalter (The Big Sick) and is set to come to cinemas in September. Possibly a fall festival attendee, too?
The Eyes Of Tammy Faye is based on the documentary of the same name by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato. Cherry Jones and Vincent D’Onofrio are also amongst the cast..
Here is the official synopsis:
THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE is an intimate look at the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker. In the 1970s and 80s, Tammy Faye and her husband, Jim Bakker, rose from humble beginnings to create the world’s largest religious broadcasting network and 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 scandal toppled their carefully constructed empire.
Searchlight will land this film in cinemas from 17th September (US).
Here’s the trailer.