Can You Ever Forgive Me? — Trailer


added: Fri, Mar 16th '18

Melissa McCarthy turns to a life of crime in the first official trailer for "Can You Ever Forgive Me?," a catch-me-if-you-can dramedy about the remarkable true life story of failed writer-turned-literary forger Lee Israel.

The film, which also stars Richard E. Grant (Logan, Withnail & I) as Lee's unlikely accomplice, casts the "Bridesmaids" and "Spy" comedienne in a seemingly more dramatic role than she normally plays as the infamous celebrity biographer who, in the early 1990s, began to forge letters from deceased writers as a way to supplement her declining literary career.

Based on Lee Israel's best-selling memoir of the same name, the film is the second directorial effort from filmmaker Marielle Heller, who previously made the acclaimed coming-of-age film "The Diary of a Teenage Girl."

Co-starring Jane Curtin, Dolly Wells, Michael Cyril Creighton, Jennifer Westfeldt, and Anna Deavere Smith and written by filmmaker Nicole Holofcener (Enough Said) and playwright Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q), "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" is slated for an October 19th theatrical release.

Melissa McCarthy stars in the adaptation of the memoir CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?, the true story of best-selling celebrity biographer (and friend to cats) Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) who made her living in the 1970's and 80's profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant).


directed by   Marielle Heller

starring   Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Jane Curtin, Dolly Wells, Michael Cyril Creighton, Jennifer Westfeldt, Anna Deavere Smith

release date   October 19, 2018

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