First trailer for Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield's The Eyes of Tammy Faye

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X-Men: Dark Phoenix and The Amazing Spider-Man stars Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield have swapped their superheroics for the world of... religious TV?

The actors are starring in The Eyes of Tammy Faye, a film about a real-life couple who fronted a hugely popular Christian television show in America from 1974 to 1989 – and even built a religious theme park along the way.

Things all came crashing down for them when scandals involving fraud came to the light, something their rivals capitalised on to remove them from the scene.

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Photo credit: Searchlight

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This trailer hints at all of that, as well as the personal problems they faced later in life.

Chastain plays the titular Tammy Faye, a woman known for her larger-than-life persona, her glamorous style, and her acceptance of LGBTQ+ people, which was frowned upon by the majority of her peers.

It's quite the transformation for the actress, especially in certain scenes from the trailer where she's dolled up in Tammy Raye's extravagant hair and make-up.

Photo credit: Searchlight
Photo credit: Searchlight

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Garfield plays Tammy Faye's husband Jim Bakker, and although he is definitely older in some scenes, he looks like Andrew Garfield throughout.

The film is set for a September 17 release in the US, but doesn't have a release date for the UK at the time of writing.

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