Jessica Chastain to Play Tammy Wynette in Limited Series at Spect

Spectrum Originals and Paramount Network are teaming to co-produce a restricted sequence starring Jessica Chastain as nation music legend Tammy Wynette.

After a nine-month unique run for Spectrum subscribers, the sequence, titled “George & Tammy,” can have a second window on ViacomCBS’ forthcoming streaming service and Paramount Network.

The sequence chronicles the nation music energy couple, Wynette and George Jones, whose sophisticated relationship impressed a few of the most iconic music of all time.

The sequence is predicated on the e book, “The Three of Us: Growing Up with Tammy and George,” written by the couple’s daughter, Georgette Jones. Abe Sylvia wrote the sequence and govt produces together with govt producers Andrew Lazar, Josh Brolin, and Chastain. David Glasser, David Hutkin and Bob Yari are govt producers from 101 Studios together with author and govt producer Bryan Goluboff.

Remembered because the “First Lady of Country Music,” Wynette’s most profitable music “Stand by Your Man” is without doubt one of the most iconic and best-selling nation singles by a feminine artist. Her 20 primary songs on the nation charts cemented her place as one of the crucial influential ladies in music. Her tumultuous marriage to nation celebrity Jones in 1969 gave life to iconic duets together with, “We’re Gonna Hold On,” “Golden Ring” and “Near You.”

“I first learn Abe’s characteristic script a number of years in the past and couldn’t get it out of my head — the examination of human frailty and redemption was so surprising, given the glitz and glamour of the subject material,” mentioned Katherine Pope, head of Spectrum Originals. “We all thought we knew who Tammy Wynette was, however there may be a lot extra to her that we by no means noticed. Jessica brings her unimaginable depth of intelligence, empathy and energy to peel again all of the layers of this nation celebrity. It’s an honor to work with this dream workforce — all of the producers and our companions at 101 Studios and Paramount Network — we are able to’t wait to deliver this unimaginable sequence to our viewers.”

Chastain appeared on quite a few tv reveals early in her profession however has targeted on movie going again almost 10 years. She was nominated for the Oscar for finest actress for her function in “The Help” and finest supporting actress for “Zero Dark Thirty.” Her different current movie roles embrace “It Chapter Two,” “Molly’s Game,” and “Miss Sloane.”

She is repped by CAA, Mosaic, and Hansen Jacobson.

“I’ve been an enormous fan of George & Tammy’s iconic music since I used to be a child, main me to chase this unimaginable script by Abe for years,” mentioned Keith Cox, president of ViacomCBS’s Entertainment & Youth Studios. “It’s a dream come true to have Jessica at the forefront of the complicated story behind Tammy Wynette. We are thrilled to share this sequence about two legends with the world on ViacomCBS forthcoming streaming service and Paramount Network.”

ViacomCBS plans to launch its new streaming service in 2021, pulling in content material from Showtime, CBS All Access, CBS, MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and a few first-run Paramount movies. The service will merely rebrand current streaming merchandise like All Access and Paramount Plus service in sure international locations.



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