RELEASE DATE:October 19, 2018
STUDIO:Fox Searchlight Pictures
MPAA RATING:R (for language including some sexual references, and brief drug use)
SCREENWRITERS:Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty
STARRING:Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells, Jane Curtin, Ben Falcone, Anna Deavere Smith, Stephen Spinella
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).