Friday 3 June 2016

Melissa McCarthy Circling Lee Israel Movie Can You Ever Forgive Me

Melissa McCarthy is closing a deal to headline Can You Ever Forgive Me, a dark comedy based on the memoir of novelist and playwright Lee Israel. Variety has the scoop, confirming that the adaptation is to be directed by Marielle Heller from a script penned by Nicole Holofcener. Production has currently been penciled in to start later this year, lending McCarthy some downtime after donning the Proton Pack in Paul Feig’s blockbuster.

When it comes to Can You Ever Forgive Me, though, the fan-favorite actress will be trading the paranormal for profiles of the biggest names in entertainment. Set against the 1970s, Lee Israel made ends meet by profiling a series of movie stars and other celebrities – chief among them being Katharine Hepburn and Tallulah Bankhead, along with Estee Lauder.

But Israel’s reign at the top was short-lived, ultimately succumbing to lies and deception after selling letters that she had forged from deceased writers and actors, a fall from grace aided by her loyal friend Jack. Only in 1993 did Israel plead guilty to the forgeries, at which point the scribe’s career and reputation was left in tatters.

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