While the first look photos for The Eyes of Tammy Faye released last week showed Jessica Chastain's physical transformation into the titular biographical character Tammy Faye Bakker, the official trailer released today depicts her performance as truly unlike the often steely redhead she has portrayed in the past. As opposed to those strong leads such as her role in Zero Dark Thirty, here she is bubbly and demonstrating her talent as an actress to the max. She's not alone as Andrew Garfield takes on the other important lead as Tammy's televangelist husband Jim Bakker whose sex scandal with Jessica Hahn shakes their seemingly idyllic marriage as well as surrounding their religious TV show with controversy. Check the trailer out below:
The Eyes of Tammy Faye co-stars Cherry Jones and Vincent D'Onofrio. It is directed by Michael Showalter and is set to land in theaters on September 17th.