Filmmaker Michael Showalter, the man behind films such as The Lovebirds and The Big Sick, is finally back giving us yet another film, but this time with a more dramatic spin on things as opposed to his usual comedy schtick.
Today, the first official trailer for his upcoming film The Eyes of Tammy Faye was released. Billed as a drama, the film stars Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield, Cherry Jones, Vincent Donofrio and has a script penned by Abe Sylvia. Showalter directs.
Here is the official plot synopsis of the film courtesy of Searchlight Pictures:
“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.”
You can check out the official trailer for the film here: