Vincent D’Onofrio Cast as Jerry Falwell in Tammy Faye Movie

David Crow Nov 7, 2019

Vincent D'Onofrio will play famed evangelist Jerry Falwell in Fox Searchlight's The Eyes of Tammy Faye, which also stars Jessica Chastain.

Fox Searchlight’s new film about the rise, fall, and resurgence of one of the most infamous televangelists continues to take strong shape with its cast. Previously Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield had already joined the congregation, but now Vincent D’Onofrio is also entering the film’s pews. He might even be leading them in a prayer or two.

D’Onfrio has been cast as Jerry Falwell, the Southern Baptist pastor who founded Liberty University and turned evangelism into big business during the 20th century. D’Onofrio is likely best known still for his haunting work in Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket, but his commanding performance as Wilson Fisk on Daredevil strangely makes his casting in The Eyes of Tammy Faye seem perfect. After all,
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