June 10, 2021
'Eyes of Tammy Faye' trailer: Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield play televangelists
Searchlight Pictures is giving a glimpse of the new film The Eyes of Tammy Faye.
The studio shared a trailer for the drama Tuesday featuring Andrew Garfield and Jessica Chastain as televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker.
The preview shows Jim (Garfield) and Tammy Faye (Chastain) build the world's largest religious broadcasting network. The couple's life and marriage begins to fall apart due to financial improprieties, a sex scandal and other secrets.
The Eyes of Tammy Faye is based on the documentary of the same name by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato. The movie follows the rise, fall and redemption of Jim and Tammy during the 1970s and '80s.
The new film is directed by Michael Showalter (The Big Sick) and co-stars Cherry Jones, Vincent D'Onofrio, Fredric Lehne, Mark Wystrach and Sam Jaeger.
The Eyes of Tammy Faye will open in theaters Sept. 17.
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Phoebe Dynevor says she cried upon return to 'Bridgerton' set
Bridgerton star Phoebe Dynevor says she cried upon her return to the show's set.
The 26-year-old actress discussed filming Season 2 of the Netflix series during Tuesday's episode of The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.
Dynevor plays Daphne Bridgerton on Bridgerton, which started production on Season 2 this week.
"I've had three days on set. It's so nice to be back. It's such a nice feeling. Oh, it's the best," the star said.
"I cried like seven times when I came back, 'cause so much had happened, you know, since the first season. Obviously, COVID and the show coming out and just seeing everyone again," she added.
Bridgerton is based on the Julia Quinn book series. Season 1 centered on the romance between Daphne (Dynevor) and Simon Bassett, Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page), while Season 2 will follow Anthony Bridgerton's (Jonathan Bailey) search for a wife.
Netflix announced in April that Page won't return as Simon in Season 2. On The Tonight Show, Dynevor confirmed that it was always the plan for Page to only appear in one season.
"The special thing about Bridgerton that I think not a lot of shows really do is that every seasons centers around a different love story. So, Season 2 is centered around Anthony, my older brother, and his sort of coming out into the season and finding a match, hopefully," the actress said.
"So, every story centers around a different relationship. So I'm just really excited to watch the show as an audience and see what it has in store for him," she added.
Dynevor looked back on her first season with Page, saying they first noticed their chemistry during dance rehearsals.
"I think you never know, but we both had dance rehearsals together and we were both kind of nervous about the dancing part," she said. "And I remember we had a few rehearsals, and one of them got recorded so we got to watch it back. And we were like, 'Oh, eye contact really does a lot of the work.'"
Bridgerton is created by Chris Van Dusen and co-stars Adjoa Andoh, Golda Rosheuvel, Ruth Gemmell, Florence Hunt, Claudia Jessie, Luke Newton, Luke Thompson, Will Tilston. Netflix is developing a spinoff series about Queen Charlotte (Rosheuvel).
Jean Smart comedy 'Hacks' renewed for Season 2
HBO Max announced Tuesday that it has renewed Hacks for a second season. The first season finale will air Thursday.
Hacks stars Jean Smart as Las Vegas stand-up comedian Deborah Vance. Deborah hires fledgling TV writer Ava (Hannah Einbinder) to write jokes to update her act.
"I told Hannah it's 'No more Miss Nice Guy," Smart said in a statement. "From now on it's Bette and Joan! And guess who's BETTE??!!'"
Deborah is a tough boss, rejecting most of Ava's submissions and sending Ava to run her errands. However, Ava is teaching Deborah about the modern social media culture.
HBO Max reports that Hacks has remained in its top 10 since it premiered May 13. The show also received raves from critics from The New Yorker, The Chicago Sun Times, The New York Times, Hollywood Reporter and more.
Paul W. Downs, Lucia Aniello and Jen Statsky created Hacks. Downs also plays a role as Deborah and Ava's agent who paired them together and continues to field their frustrated phone calls.
Ken Jeong, Keegan-Michael Key join Mike Myers series 'The Pentaverate'
Ken Jeong and Keegan-Michael Key have joined the cast of Mike Myers' series The Pentaverate.
Netflix confirmed Tuesday that Jeong, Key, Debi Mazar, Richard McCabe, Jennifer Saunders and Lydia West will join Myers in the new comedy.
Myers plays seven new characters in The Pentaverate, a limited series about a secret society of five men who have been working to influence world events since the Black Plague of 1347.
"As the series begins, one unlikely Canadian journalist finds himself embroiled in a mission to uncover the truth and just possibly save the world himself," an official description reads.
Myers created, produces and stars in the series. Tim Kirkby will direct the show and executive produce with Myers, John Lyons, Tony Hernandez and Lilly Burns.
Jeong played Ben Chang on Community and appears on The Masked Singer and I Can See Your Voice. Key co-created and starred with Jordan Peele on Key & Peele.