Lily James transforms into Pamela Anderson in first pics from 'Pam & Tommy'

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Fans have praised Lily James's amazing transformation into Pamela Anderson for 'Pam & Tommy'. (Erica Parise/Hulu)
Fans have praised Lily James's amazing transformation into Pamela Anderson for 'Pam & Tommy'. (Erica Parise/Hulu)

Lily James is completely unrecognisable in the first look at her performance as Pamela Anderson in the forthcoming Hulu series Pam & Tommy.

James will portray the Baywatch star and Playboy regular in the comedic limited series which purports to tell "the true story behind the release of the first ever viral video in history — the sex tape of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee".

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Sebastian Stan plays the other half of the famous couple, who were tabloid regulars during the latter half of the 1990s — especially following the online release of the stolen sex tape.

The series was ordered by Hulu last year and has no airdate currently planned.

Watch: Lily James and Sebastian Stan to lead Pam & Tommy

Craig Gillespie is in the director's chair, having previously tackled sensational tabloid scandal in his Oscar-winning Tonya Harding biopic I, Tonya, in which Stan also appeared.

His next project to arrive is the Disney movie Cruella, in which Emma Stone portrays a pre-villainy take on 101 Dalmatians villain Cruella De Vil.

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Fans have already praised the Pam & Tommy transformations on Twitter, particularly noting that Lily James bares absolutely no resemblance to herself thanks to her Anderson makeover.

Many are already tipping the make-up team behind the movie for success at the Emmy Awards.

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Anderson and musician Lee — a founding member of metal band Mötley Crüe — met in February 1995 and married just four days later.

Lee claims that a workman at his home discovered the videotape of him having sex with Anderson on their honeymoon and sold it to the highest bidder.

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The couple subsequently sued distribution company Internet Entertainment Group and eventually entered into a confidential settlement agreement.

Anderson and Lee divorced in 1998 and have two sons — Brandon Thomas Lee and Dylan Jagger Lee.

The resemblance is uncanny, as Sebastian Stan and Lily James portray Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson. (Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic/Hulu)
The resemblance is uncanny, as Sebastian Stan and Lily James portray Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson. (Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic/Hulu)

Pam & Tommy also stars Seth Rogen, Nick Offerman, Taylor Schilling, Andrew Dice Clay, Pepi Sonuga, Spencer Granese and Mozhan Marnò.

It will debut on the USA via Hulu, but no distribution deal for the UK — where Hulu is not available — has currently been announced.

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Stan was recently seen reprising his Marvel Cinematic Universe role as Bucky Barnes in Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

James, meanwhile, will be seen next in the BBC's three-part Nancy Mitford adaptation The Pursuit of Love.

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