Can You Ever Forgive Me?
When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception.
"Melissa McCarthy plays lesbian writer Lee Israel who has written a biography about Fanny Brice and whose confessional memoir details her short-lived detour from struggling writer to literary criminal mastermind. In the early ’90s, nearly destitute and with no new publishing prospects on the horizon, Lee began forging letters from famous historical writers to sell to collectors. She estimates she crafted about 400, total, before she was busted. " AUTOSTRADDLE
Marielle Heller -director- (left) with Melissa McCarthy
TRIVIA: Julienne Moore was originally cast as Lee Israel, and was replaced following “creative differences.”
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