Jessica Chastain to receive TIFF Tribute Actor Award – The Hollywood Reporter

Oscar nominated actress Jessica Chastain will receive the TIFF Tribute Actor Award at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival.

The honor of the TIFF Tribute Awards will be awarded to Chastain as his last film, Tammy Faye’s eyes, the biopic about Fox Searchlight’s Tammy Faye Bakker, premieres at the 46th edition of TIFF.

“Jessica brought such strong and inspiring female roles to life, from films screened at TIFF such as Debt, Take Shelter, The Martian, Crimson Peak and Molly’s game at the next world premiere of Tammy Faye’s eyes at the festival – she is one of the most respected actresses of her generation, ”said Joana Vicente, Executive Director and Co-Director of TIFF on Thursday.

The feature film, based on the documentary Tammy Faye’s eyes, is led by Big sick filmmaker Michael Showalter from a screenplay by Abe Sylvia. The film will follow the rise and fall of Christian television personalities Tammy Faye Bakker and Jim Bakker throughout the 1970s and 1980s, from their humble beginnings to their creation of the world’s largest religious broadcasting network and from park to park. theme.

While Faye was known for her singing and hugging people from all walks of life – including her work with the LGBT community during the height of the AIDS crisis – the couple’s empire fell following the revelation of financial irregularities. and an allegation of rape brought against Bakker.

Chastain plays the role of the televangelist, while Andrew Garfield plays Bakker.

The Toronto Film Festival runs September 9-18.

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