Jessica Chastain is unrecognisable in biopic of televangelist Tammy Faye

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Andrew Garfield and Jessica Chastain in The Eyes of Tammy Faye.
Andrew Garfield and Jessica Chastain in The Eyes of Tammy Faye.
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It's Jessica Chastain like you've never seen her before.

For her latest role, the Ava actor has transformed into televangelist Tammy Faye.

The biopic, The Eyes of Tammy Faye - based on the documentary by Fenton Bailey - centres on the rise and fall of Tammy and her husband, Jim Baker (Andrew Garfield). They created the world's most prominent religious broadcasting network, but their financial improprieties, scheming rivals, and scandal toppled their empire.

Sharing the trailer on Instagram, the 44-year-old wrote: "I'm really excited to share this trailer with you. Took us almost 10 yrs to get here."


Jessica, who is also the producer, told People that she was blown away by Tammy's story.

"The thing I loved the most about Tammy is her capacity to love. She knew what it felt like to not feel important, and she didn't want anyone to experience that."

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