Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield have joined the forged of ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’.
The ‘Molly’s Game’ star is about to star alongside the ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ actor within the upcoming Fox Searchlight biopic with ‘The Big Sick’ director Michael Showalter on the helm.
The film might be primarily based on Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato’s 2000 documentary of the identical identify – which was narrated by Ru Paul – which adopted the fascinating story of televangelists Jim (Garfield) and Tammy Faye Bakker (Chastain), and the rise and fall of their Christian empire.
In the 1970s and ’80s, Tammy Faye and Jim met as college students at North Central Bible College in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The pair quickly married and co-founded a televangelist Christian information present referred to as The PTL Club (Praise The Lord), earlier than occurring to create the world’s largest non secular broadcasting community and a theme park.
Tammy – who was dubbed as ‘the Queen of the Eyelashes’ – was recognized for her distinctive singing voice and keenness to embrace folks from all walks of life.
Despite their success, it wasn’t lengthy earlier than monetary issues scheming rivals, and sexual scandal tore their marriage aside and toppled their empire.
Abe Sylvia penned the script for the upcoming undertaking and Chastain, 42, will produce alongside together with her producing companion Kelly Carmichael by way of their Freckle Films manufacturing banner.
Gigi Pritzker and Rachel Shane will even produce by way of their Madison Wells Media whereas Jordana Mollick is on board as govt producer.
This is not the primary time Jessica has teamed up with Showalter, with the pair growing an untitled vacation comedy for Universal which the ‘Dark Phoenix’ actress will function in alongside together with her ‘The Help’ co-star Octavia Spencer.