‘Eyes of Tammy Faye’ trailer: Jessica Chastain, is that you simply?

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Televangelists Jim Bakker and Tammy Faye Bakker have returned to the display — form of.

Searchlight Footage launched the flashy trailer Wednesday for “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” an upcoming biopic from director Michael Showalter. The movie will chronicle the glittering and turbulent journey of its late titular celeb Christian, performed by an typically unrecognizable Jessica Chastain.

“It’s all a part of our mission to assist individuals,” Chastain’s Tammy Faye says on the high of the extremely saturated preview. “Anybody who’s hurting, or they really feel like they’ve been unnoticed. God has a plan for us.”

Starring reverse Chastain within the interval drama is fellow Oscar nominee Andrew Garfield as Jim Bakker, whose noble Christian values inevitably start to wane as he turns into more and more motivated by energy and greed — a lot to his idealistic spouse’s interior turmoil.

“We’re not doing something fallacious, although,” Chastain’s Tammy Faye muses whereas wringing her arms inside their opulent bed room.

“Is {that a} query?” Garfield’s Jim replies.

All through the trailer, Tammy Faye wrestles along with her husband’s closely publicized downfall whereas desperately clinging to her ethical ideas — even when different outstanding members of her religion disagree.

“Religion isn’t political,” she remarks in response to pastor Jerry Falwell’s (Vincent D’Onofrio) homophobic views. Earlier than she died in 2007 from most cancers, Tammy Faye was thought-about an LGBTQ ally and raised consciousness of the HIV/AIDS disaster.

“Some individuals, they’re simply hurting so dangerous, and we simply want to like them,” she says, her face coated in her signature thick mascara, eye shadow, lipstick and bronzer. “I received’t go ahead wanting within the rearview mirror of my life. That is who I’m.”

The dramatic preview additionally teases the authorized fallout from the couple’s non secular exploits, which resulted in Jim Bakker being sentenced to 45 years in jail after he was arrested on a number of counts of fraud and conspiracy tied to his and Tammy Faye’s fashionable TV program, “The PTL Membership.”

“I constructed you an empire,” Jim barks at his spouse mid-spiral.

“You constructed you an empire,” Tammy Faye fires again.

Additionally featured within the biopic’s ensemble solid are Sam Jaeger, Cherry Jones and Randy Havens. “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” which shares the title of a 2000 documentary narrated by RuPaul, hits theaters Sept. 17.

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