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Vincent D’Onofrio To Play Jerry Falwell In Fox Searchlight’s ‘The Eyes Of Tammy Faye’ As Production Begins

Vincent D’Onofrio To Play Jerry Falwell In Fox Searchlight’s ‘The Eyes Of Tammy Faye’ As Production Begins

The Full Metal Jacket and Law & Order: Criminal Intent actor will play American Southern Baptist pastor, televangelist, and conservative activist Jerry Falwell in Fox Searchlight’s The Eyes of Tammy Faye about the rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Bakker.

As production starts today in Charlotte, North Carolina, Searchlight also announced Vincent D’Onofrio joining the cast in addition to Gabriel Olds (Surrogates) as televangelist, media mogul and former Republican presidential candidate Pat Robertson, Mark Wystrach (Johnny Christ) as American actor and country music singer Gary Paxton.

They join previously announced cast Andrew Garfield as Jim Bakker, Jessica Chastain (who is also producing) in the title role, Sam Jaeger as Roe Messner and Chandler Head as Little Tammy Faye, Cherry Jones as Tammy Faye’s mother Rachel, and Fredric Lehne as Tammy Faye’s step-father Fred,

Pic is based on Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato’s 2000 documentary of the same name.

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