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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).

  • Opening Oct 19

  • Drama
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Cast & Crew

  • Melissa McCarthy

    Melissa McCarthyActor

    Melissa McCarthy was born in Plainfield, Illinois, to Sandra and Michael McCarthy, a farmer. McCarthy began her performing career as a stand-up comedian in New York where she appeared at the famous clubs, Stand Up New York and The Improv. She worked on her acting skills at The Actors Studio and appeared in many stage productions in the city before moving to Los Angeles in the late-1990s. She made a number of TV and movie appearances before making her big breakthrough as Sookie in Gilmore Girls (2000). A steady stream of comedy performances followed, leading to her starring role in the sitcom Mike & Molly (2010). In the 2010s, McCarthy became known for her starring roles in the films Bridesmaids (2011), The Heat (2013), St. Vincent (2014), Spy (2015), and Ghostbusters (2016).
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  • Anna Deavere Smith

    Anna Deavere SmithActor

  • Richard E. Grant

    Richard E. GrantActor

    Richard E. Grant was born on May 5, 1957 in Mbabane, Union of South Africa as Richard Grant Esterhuysen. He is an actor, known for Gosford Park (2001), Hudson Hawk (1991) and Withnail & I (1987). He has been married to Joan Washington since November 1, 1986. They have two children.
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  • DOLLY WELLS

    DOLLY WELLSActor

  • JANE CURTIN

    JANE CURTINActor

  • MARIELLE HELLER

    MARIELLE HELLERDirector

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