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Michael Shannon Joining Jessica Chastain In ‘George & Tammy’

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Michael Shannon is joining Jessica Chastain in the new limited series, George & Tammy.

According to Deadline, Shannon will star as George Jones, alongside Chastain as Tammy Wynette. Steve Zahn, who was also recently cast, will play the role of George Richey.

The six-episode series is based on the book The Three of Us: Growing Up with Tammy and George, written by Georgette Jones – the daughter of Jones and Wynette. The story focuses on the tumultuous marriage between the two country icons.

Abe Sylvia created the series, which he co-wrote with Bryan Goluboff. The duo are also attached to executive produce, alongside Chastain, Andrew Lazar, Josh Brolin, David C. Glasser, David Hutkin, Ron Burkle, and Bob Yari.

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Production on George & Tammy officially began on December 8. The show will premiere exclusively on Spectrum, with a second release date on Paramount+ and the Paramount Network.

Shannon, who made his film debut in Groundhog Day, has enjoyed roles in a long list of major titles. Some of his best-known performances include The Iceman, Nocturnal Animals, The Shape of Water and Knives Out.

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