ComingSoon is excited to debut a featurette from The Eyes of Tammy Faye. Michael Showalter’s biographical drama is a look at the televangelist and stars Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield, Cherry Jones, Fredric Lehne, Louis Cancelmi, Sam Jaeger, Gabriel Olds, Mark Wystrach, and Vincent D’Onofrio. Searchlight Pictures releases the film in theaters on September 17th, 2021.
According to 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.”
In the “Assembling the Congregation” featurette, the cast discusses joining the film.
The film is produced by Chastain, Kelly Carmichael, Rachel Shane, and Gigi Pritzker. The script was penned by Abe Sylvia.