Televangelists Jim Bakker and Tammy Faye Bakker have returned to the screen — sort of.
Searchlight Pictures released the flashy trailer Wednesday for “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” an upcoming biopic from director Michael Showalter. The film will chronicle the glittering and turbulent journey of its late titular celebrity Christian, played by an often unrecognizable Jessica Chastain.
“It’s all part of our mission to help people,” Chastain’s Tammy Faye says at the top of the highly saturated preview. “Anyone who’s hurting, or they feel like they’ve been left out. God has a plan for us.”
Starring opposite Chastain in the period drama is fellow Oscar nominee Andrew Garfield as Jim Bakker, whose noble Christian values inevitably begin to wane as he becomes increasingly motivated by power and greed — much to his idealistic wife’s inner turmoil.
“We’re not doing anything wrong, though,” Chastain’s Tammy Faye muses while wringing her hands inside their opulent bedroom.
“Is that a question?” Garfield’s Jim replies.
Throughout the trailer, Tammy Faye wrestles with her husband’s heavily publicized downfall while desperately clinging to her moral principles — even when other prominent members of her faith disagree.
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SOURCE: LA Times, Christi Carras