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) Needing a total of 40 KIDS ages 6 yrs. -11 yrs of age for FRIDAY 12/20.
We should not have seen these Kids anywhere in this movie before.

This is in addition to our 20 CBN Kids that previously filmed being recalled fo Friday.
3 Different Groups of 10 -15 kids for Revival Tent Scenes.
1960’s scenes -Must be 100% avail on filming date and able to attend a fitting in the afteroon (Tues, Wed. or Thurs.)
Let us know ASAP at with heading 12/20 KID AVAIL.
LET US LNOW ASAP at with heading 12/20 KID AVAIL.
Submissions should 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.The Eyes of Tammy Faye (Charlotte) NEEDING 6 MORE FEMALE OPTIONS AGES 20’S -30’S Available on TUESAY 12/17 for possible FEATURED ROLE or Make UP Artist or Wardrobe Assistant.
PAY RATE $125.
Must be 5’7 or Taller , 20’s -30’s.
Needing submit photos to Director ASAP.
Let us know at with heading 12/17 Featured Female Avail.
If not already on file, please include your current photos and information.

The Eyes of Tammy Faye (Charlotte) UPDATES to TUES. 12/17 Vintage Car Request.
$170 Guarantee will be the least amount paid). .
Will be paid $ 100 for your vehicle PLUS be paid as an Extra $ 70 for 8 hours or less and time as a half over 8 as may need you in the scene as well.

Those with Period Cars ranging from late 70’s, 80’s and early 90’s needed.
MUST be willing to work as an Extra as well.
May be Condo extra or Prison Visitor.
Vehicles should be in very good shape and able to be driven to set.

Submissions should be sent to with heading 12/17 VINTAGE CAR REQUEST.
PLEASE INCLUDE -Current Photo of your self and of your Vehicle. Name, Phone, Age, City/State you reside, Height/Weight,Clothing Sizes, Color/Make/Model/Year Vehicle you have.

* 2 FEATURED ROLES -2Camera Assitand & Wardrobe Assistant ( ages 20’s -30’s , 5’7 or taller NOW FILMS on Tuesday 12/17. We are pulling photos NOW to submit for consideration. Let us know ASAP if available.
* Our 20 PERIOD CARS, 2 TEENS & 1 PRISON Guard will NOW be needed n Wed. 12/18. We are reaching out to everyone we had booked for tomorrow. If yet to submit and have a car in the late 70’s, 80’s or early 90’s and would be avail on Wednesday -please submit your vehicle’s information (color/make/model/year) and it’s photo along with yours.
SUBMISSIONS should be sent to with heading being the date you are submitting for.
EXAMPLE – 12/17 FEATURED (Camera assist or Wardrobe)
IF NOT ALREADY ON FILE, please include 2 Current Photos (a vehicle photo if submitting for vehicle as well) Name, Phone, Age, City/State you reside, HeightWeight,Clothing Sizes, Color/Make/Model/Year vehicle.

The Eyes of Tammy Faye (Charlotte) -UPDATE regarding WED. 12/18 (possibly 12/17) FEATURED ROLES Female Wardrobe Assistant & 2 Male Camera Assistants.
AGES 20’s -30’s -ALL RACES. 5’7 or taller for Males & Females.
We are pulling photos to submit to Director TODAY.
Please get your submission in ASAP.
Also let us know if you would be available on 12/17 if we end up pulling this scene up a day.
SUBMISSIONS should be sent to with heading 2/17 or 12/18 FEATURED REQUEST.
Please include 2 Current Photos (Close up and full length) Name, Phone, Age, Height.Weight,Clothing Sizes, Description of visible tattoos and piercings.

The Eyes of Tammy Faye (Charlotte) Needing TUES. 12/17 -1 Male to portray PRISON GUARD.
Submissions should be sent to with heading 12/17 & 12/19 PRISON GUARD AVAIL.
Please include 2 Current photos (close up and full length) Name, Phone, Age, City/State you reside, Height/Weight, Jacket Size, Neck, Waist/Inseam, Shoes Size. Please make sure your sizes are accurate as we will need to check available uniform sizes.

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