VIDEO: See the Trailer for ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ Starring Melissa McCarthy

Dramatic comedy tells the real story of writer Lee Israel

March 19, 2018

After winning an Emmy for her comedic portrayal of Sean Spicer on “Saturday Night Live,” it seems Melissa McCarthy has found a new real-life subject and this time around she’s bringing it to the big screen.

In “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” the award-winning actress and comedian plays accomplished celebrity biographer and high-profile magazine writer Lee Israel, who forged letters from prominent literary figures and sold them to collectors after she stopped getting published in the 1990s.

Directed by Marielle Heller of “Diary of a Teenage Girl” fame, the dramatic comedy is based on Lee’s memoir of the same title. The film also stars Richard E. Grant and features a screenplay by Nicole Holofcener (“Enough Said,” “Friends With Money”).

Melissa, a frequent Stern Show guest, last dropped by the show in 2016 and detailed her journey from a small town in Illinois to Hollywood stardom. Listen (below) and check out more from her interview here.

“Can You Ever Forgive Me?” will hit theaters October 19.

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