Casting

The movie is currently filming in the Charlotte area and is in need of over 1000 paid background actors for scenes that will be filming from now through December.  This is a period film and extras casting directors are looking for folks that can fit into looks from the 50’s through the 80’s.

The 2000 film chronicled the rise and fall of the Bakkers and was narrated by Ru Paul. A new movie based on the couple also called “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” is now in the works and filming in and around the Charlotte area. The Eyes of Tammy Faye stars Jessica Chastain as mascara’s most infamous abuser, Tammy Faye Bakker and Andrew Garfield plays her husband, Jim Bakker

Back in 2000, documentary The Eyes Of Tammy Faye chronicled the rise and fall of infamous televangelists Tammy Faye Bakker Messner and her husband Jim Bakker. It’ll now be adapted as a feature film. Michael Showalter will be directing the movie.

 

The Eyes of Tammy Faye chronicles the couples humble beginnings in the 70’s and takes the story all the way through to the scandals and downfall of the empire that the couple built. The Bakkers became household names and built an empire based on faith based television programming. Their message of love won over millions but their scandals and improprieties brought their massive empire crashing down. The Bakkers’ control of their media empire collapsed in 1987 after reports that money for their organization had been used to pay-off a woman named Jessica Hahn who claimed that she was the victim of a rape committed by Jim Bakker.

Once the investigations started, their company became enthralled in more controversies, scandals and criminal investigations.  According to the Jim Bakker Wiki page, when all was said and done, he found himself a convicted felon, found guilty of 24 counts which included 8 counts of mail fraud, 15 counts of wire fraud and one count of conspiracy. In 1989, a jury found him guilty on all 24 counts and sent him to prison. Tammy then divorced the disgraced televangelist.  Tammy Faye died of cancer in 2007.

The IMDB page has the following description for the project…
Televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker seek redemption after their religious empire and marriage crumbles.

 

Extras casting call:

The Eyes of Tammy Faye (Charlotte) The following Extras MUST be 5’7 or Taller:
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* 3 Wardrobe Ladies (tentative filming date Friday 12/6
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* 6 Tammy Faye Singer/Dancers ( 3 Males & 3 Females) All Races. Will be needed 3-4 to be determined dates. Should have on stage entertaining (singing and or dancing) expereince. Will only be lip sync singing.
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Still accepting submissions for these roles.
SUBMISSIONS should be sent to charlottemovieextras@gmail.com with heading being the role you are submitting for. Example – SINGER/DANCER AVAIL.
PLEASE INCLUDE -2 Current Photos (Close up and full length) Name, Phone, Age, City/State you reside, Height/Weight, Clothing Sizes, Shoe Size, Description of any visible tattoos and piercing. IF submitting for Singer/Dancer – please include your expereince and or training as such.

The Eyes of Tammy Faye (Charlotte) Seeking the following FEMALES:
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“Penny” Featured Role. Attractive Female in 30’s (1980’s scenes) Needed for filming FRIDAY 12/6. Must attend a fitting on a date prior to filming.
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3 Females to portray backstage “Wardrobe Ladies” 30’s -50’s. Needed for filming Friday 12/6. Must attend a fitting prior to filming.
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6-8 Females to portray “PTL Backstage Crew”. Will be needed 5-7 Filming Dates. Ages 30’s -40’s. Must have flexible schedule in December. First filming date is 12/6. Must be able to attend a fitting prior to filming date.
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SUBMISSIONS should be sent to charlottemovieextras@gmail.com with heading being the request you are submitting for. EXAMPLE -PENNY AVAIL.
PLEASE INCLUDE (if not already on file) 2 Current Photos (Close up and full length) Name, Phone, Age, City/State you reside, Height/Weight, Clothing Sizes, Description of visible tattoos and piercings.

The Eyes of Tammy Faye (Charlotte) Seeking Caucasian Boy 5 yrs. old, Brown Hair. (Will be portraying a young Jamie Charles)
Must be 100% available for filming on 12/4 and able to attend a fitting on Mon. 11/25 or Tues. 11/26.
SUBMISSIONS should be sent to charlottemovieextras@gmail.com with heading 12/4 BOY.
PLEASE INCLUDE 2 Current Photos (close up and full length) Child’s Name & Age, Parent’s Name, Phone, City/State you reside, Child’s Height/Weight, Clothing Sizes,
WILL BE SUBMITTING PHOTOS FOR DIRECTOR SELECTION ON FRIDAY 11/22 AM.

The Eyes of Tammy Faye (Charlotte) Needing MALES for Tues. 12/3 Filming. (1987 Scene)
(Must be able to attend a fitting Mon. 11/25, Tues. 11/26, or Wed. 11/27)
* 6 Movers (must be able to lift lighter pieces of furniture)
* 5 Film Camera Crew Types
* 4 Photographers (Paparazzi Types)
SUBMISSIONS (or avail message if already on file) should be sent to charlottemovieextras@gmail.com with heading 12/3 MALE REQUEST.
PLEASE INCLUDE (if not already submitted) 2 Current Photos (close up and full length) Name, Phone, Age, City/State you reside, Height/Weight, Clothing Sizes, Description of visible tattoos and piercings.

The Eyes of Tammy Faye (Charlotte)

The Eyes of Tammy Faye (Charlotte) Seeking MANY Audience Members for various scenes & filming dates.
See photos for reference. MANY SENIORS NEEDED.

* NEEDED 12/9 -1980’s PTL Audience 250 NEEDED
Some will also work as Phone Bank Operators.
(150 of which will need to attend a fitting prior to filming. 100 will not).

* NEEDED 12/10 -1990’s ORAL ROBERTS Audience.
250 Needed. (100 -150 will need to attend a fitting, the others will not)
MOST should be different people/ NEW FACES than the PTL Audience. Can only carry over 50 people (must have attended a fitting).

PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO SUBMISSIONS ADDRESS FOR THESE REQUEST – Cltmovierequest@gmail.com

SUBMISSIONS for these request should be sent to CLTmovierequest@gmail.com with heading being the date you are submitting for. Example – 12/9 PTL AUDIENCE.
If available for either date -just include BOTH dates.

PLEASE INCLUDE: 2 Current Photos (Close Up and Full length) Name, Phone, Age, City/State you reside, Height/Weight, Clothing Sizes, Description of visible tattoos and piercings

GET READY FOR BIG HAIR LADIES!

The Eyes of Tammy Faye (Charlotte) Seeking 25 Extras to portray 1980’s PTL Crew/Staff for multiple filming dates.

* Will be needed 5 -7 Filming dates in December.
* Must have flexible schedule.
* Males and Females Ages 30’s -40s (possibly a few early 50’s)
* Must be able to attend wardrobe fitting prior to filming date…as they will need to establish different outfits.
PLEASE do not submit if you do not think you can film 5-7 dates. Many of them are back to back dates.
SUBMISSIONS should be sent to charlottemovieextras@gmail.com with heading PTL CREW/STAFF AVAIL.
If not already on file for this movie…PLEASE INCLUDE:
2 Current Photos (Close Up and Full Length) Name, Phone, Age, City/State you reside, Height/Weight, Clothing Sizes, Descriptions of any visible tattoos and piercings.

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