When you think of TV preachers, you probably first think of the scandal-plagued hypocrites. Guys like Jimmy Swaggart, Jim Bakker, Oral Roberts, Jerry Falwell, and Pat Robertson gave televangelism a bad name, and countless Christians have been disillusioned by their shenanigans. So it's nice to see that someone's making a biopic about the guy who gave televangelism a good name in the first place: the Rev. Billy Graham.

Graham, who will turn 90 this year, managed to avoid controversy almost entirely throughout his long ministry -- he achieved this by actually being a decent guy -- and he earned the respect of millions of people of all faiths. Now comes word that an independent film called Billy: The Early Years is in the works, with Armie Hammer (Batman in the upcoming Justice League flick) playing the preacher as a young man. Lindsay Wagner and Martin Landau (who is evidently still alive) are also in the cast.
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