Jessica Chastain will portray Tammy Wynette in a new TV series.
The ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ actress will play the late country music legend – who died in 1998 aged 55 – in ‘George & Tammy’, which will explore the singer’s relationship with George Jones, who she married in 1969 but split from in 1975.
The series has been created by Abe Sylvia and will be based on a book written by the couple’s daughter, Georgette Jones, with Jessica, Josh Brolin and ‘American Sniper’s Andrew Lazar serving as executive producers along with the showrunner, Deadline reports.
Abe said in a statement: “I am humbled to bring this incredible story to life with the breadth it deserves and that the Charter platforms allow.
“Tammy Wynette is an American icon, and I can think of no one better to illuminate the woman behind the legend than Jessica Chastain.
“After having the honour of penning ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ for Freckle Films and Searchlight, I so look forward to another…