Photos of their impressive transformation had already been unveiled. Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield reveal themselves today in the trailer for The Eyes of Tammy Faye.
In this biopic based on the eponymous documentary released in 2000, the duo will play the famous televangelist couple at the helm of the show. Praise the Lord Club who, worshiped by millions of Americans, ruled a veritable financial and religious empire for decades. The light will be put on Tammy Faye, the character of Jessica Chastain who, behind the make-up and far from the clownish cliché that stuck to the presenter’s skin, turns out to be a complex and nuanced woman, very committed to the LGBT cause during the AIDS years.
To embody this ambivalent and colorful character, Jessica Chastain complied with four hours of daily makeup but, above all, she documented for more than ten years on the famous televangelist. The film will follow its “extraordinary ascent, its fall and its redemption”, and it’s a safe bet that the announced performance of the actress of Zero Dark Thirty will earn him an Oscar nomination in 2022.
For his part, Andrew Garfield will play a more self-effacing and corrupt husband, who is involved in a case of financial fraud and will be accused of rape, causing the fall of the empire. Praise the Lord Club. The Eyes of Tammy Faye is directed by Michael Showalter, the creator of the franchise Wet Hot American Summer, and therefore could have an unexpected little touch of humor.