Jessica Biel is unrecognizable as she portrays the murderous housewife Candy Montgomery in new series

Jessica Biel is almost unrecognizable in Hulu’s new true crime series Candy, while she portrays a housewife in Texas who slaughtered her close friend with an ax.

In the trailer for the upcoming series of new shows, the 40-year-old actress can be seen completely transformed accused murderer Candy Montgomery, who became known for allegedly killing her friend Betty Gore with an ax on June 13, 1980.

The preview begins with a baby show for Gore (Melanie Lynskey), who takes the time to say how ‘touched’ she is by Montgomery’s generosity, compassion and friendship.

Completely Transformed: Jessica Biel is almost unrecognizable in Hulu’s new true crime series Candy, while portraying a housewife in Texas who slaughtered her close friend with an ax

“You’re just a boyfriend,” the late fifth-grade teacher tells her friend, while the clip shows Biel’s character embarking on a month-long affair with her husband Allan Gore.

Fearful music begins to play in the background as Candy admits that she feels ‘horrible’ towards one of her friends over sleeping with Betty’s husband.

“Candy, they were so close,” Betty tells Candy in a scene before a friend who was beaten by an enemy reveals her by saying she’s just been so “busy” lately.

The accused killer Candy Montgomery depicted in the eighties

Jessica Biel portrayed in character as Candy Montgomery

Unrecognizable: In the trailer for the upcoming series new show, the 40-year-old actress can be seen the completely transformed accused killer Candy Montgomery, who became known for allegedly killing her friend Betty Gore with an ax on June 13, 1980

The Victim: The preview begins with a christening for Gore (Melanie Lynskey), who takes the time to say how 'touched' she is by Montgomery's generosity, compassion and friendship

The Victim: The preview begins with a christening for Gore (Melanie Lynskey), who takes the time to say how ‘touched’ she is by Montgomery’s generosity, compassion and friendship

The footage is then panned to Candy, who tells Allan that she thinks Candy knows about their relationship.

She continues to visit Betty.

While the trailer does not show what goes on between the women, Betty ends up dead and the police start looking for the killer, who they suspect is a ‘driver’ or ‘strong man’.

“You’re just a boyfriend,” the late fifth-grade teacher tells her friend as the clip shows Biel’s character embarking on a month-long affair with her husband, Allan Gore.

Betrayal: Relaxing music begins to play in the background as Candy admits she feels

Betrayal: Relaxing music begins to play in the background as Candy admits she feels “horrible” to one of her friends over sleeping with Betty’s husband

'Candy, was so close', Betty tells Candy in a scene before her friend brushes her off by saying she's just been so 'busy' lately

‘Candy, was so close’, Betty tells Candy in a scene before her friend brushes her off by saying she’s just been so ‘busy’ lately

“In this community, it’s been a big shock,” she told police. “We were friends.”

When police tell her that it is not easy to swing an ax 41 times, one of the officers points out that she has a pair of broken nails.

‘Oh. They’re just so crazy, I’m really trying to walk them, but I can not, she says in the last seconds of the clip.

Sad: The footage is then panned to Candy, who tells Allan that she thinks Candy knows about their relationship

Sad: The footage is then panned to Candy, who tells Allan that she thinks Candy knows about their relationship

Tragic: While the trailer does not show what goes down between the women, Betty ends up dead and the police start looking for the killer, who they suspect is a 'driver' or 'strong man'

Tragic: While the trailer does not show what goes down between the women, Betty ends up dead and the police start looking for the killer, who they suspect is a ‘driver’ or ‘strong man’

The full story of Betty’s murder and Candy’s subsequent acquittal was featured in the Texas Monthly as a two-part series in 1984. The report has served as a source for ‘Love and Death’.

Candy was eventually charged with murder and released on bail with full support from his church.

She hired Don Crowder, a lawyer she knew from the church, to represent her. They agreed that she would meet with Dr. Fred Fason, a psychiatrist and clinical hypnotist, to help her remember what happened the night of Betty’s murder to the trial.

Dr. Fason determined after a few hypnosis sessions that Candy was suffering from childhood traumas that had triggered her rage as an adult. She told the jury that Betty had confronted her about her affair with Allan and had attacked her with the ax first, claiming that she turned the murder weapon against her former friend in self-defense.

“In this community, it’s been a big shock,” she told police. ‘We were friends’

“In this community, it’s been a big shock,” she told police. ‘We were friends’

Suspicious: When the police tell her that it is not easy to swing an ax 41 times, one of the officers points out that she has a pair of broken nails

Suspicious: When the police tell her that it is not easy to swing an ax 41 times, one of the officers points out that she has a pair of broken nails

Harrowingg: The full story of Betty's murder and Candy's subsequent acquittal was featured in Texas Monthly as a two-part series in 1984. The report has served as the source for 'Love and Death'

Harrowingg: The full story of Betty’s murder and Candy’s subsequent acquittal was featured in Texas Monthly as a two-part series in 1984. The report has served as the source for ‘Love and Death’

Candy gave Betty’s body 41 beats – 40 of which were made while her heart was still beating – but she insisted she had no intention of killing her. After the jury heard the final arguments, Candy was found not guilty.

The Montgomerys stayed together after the trial and moved to Georgia, but they later divorced. It was reported that Candy now goes by her maiden name Candace Wheeler and works as a mental health therapist for teens and adults.

The case went on to inspire the CBS television movie ‘A Killing in a Small Town’, which aired on May 22, 1990.

Sad: Candy was eventually charged with murder and released on bail with full support from his church

Sad: Candy was eventually charged with murder and released on bail with full support from his church

Dr.  Fason determined after a few hypnosis sessions that Candy was suffering from childhood traumas that had triggered her rage as an adult.  She told the jury that Betty had confronted her about her affair with Allan and had attacked her with the ax first, claiming that she turned the murder weapon against her former friend in self-defense.

Dr. Fason determined after a few hypnosis sessions that Candy was suffering from childhood traumas that had triggered her rage as an adult. She told the jury that Betty had confronted her about her affair with Allan and had attacked her with the ax first, claiming that she turned the murder weapon against her former friend in self-defense.

Grisly: Candy gave 41 blows to Betty's body - 40 of which were made while her heart was still beating - but she insisted she had no intention of killing her.  After the jury heard the final arguments, Candy was found not guilty

Grisly: Candy gave 41 blows to Betty’s body – 40 of which were performed while her heart was still beating – but she insisted she had no intention of killing her. After the jury heard the final arguments, Candy was found not guilty

Hulu picked up ‘Candy in December 2020, while it was revealed this week that Elizabeth Olsen will be playing Candy HBO Max’ adaptation of the case.

Originally, Elisabeth Moss was cast in the Hulu series, but had to back out due to a planning conflict.

‘We can not imagine a more perfect artist to play the lead role as Candy than Elizabeth Olsen. Her talent, charisma and energy can enchant audiences like no other, said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content at HBO Max, in a statement.

No jail time: The Montgomerys stayed together after the trial and moved to Georgia, but they later divorced.  It was reported that Candy now goes by her maiden name Candace Wheeler and works as a mental health therapist for teens and adults;  Candy pictured

No jail time: The Montgomery couple stayed together after the trial and moved to Georgia, but they later divorced. It was reported that Candy now goes by her maiden name Candace Wheeler and works as a mental health therapist for teens and adults; Candy pictured

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