DIRECTED BY MARIELLE HELLER (The Diary of a Teenage Girl) and STARRING MELISSA MCCARTHY (Bridesmaids, Spy), RICHARD E. GRANT (Withnail & I, Gosford Park), DOLLY WELLS (45 Years, Doll & Em)
The film will receive its UK Gala Screening at the BFI London Film Festival on Friday 19th October at Embankment Garden Cinema. For further information visit www.bfi.org.uk
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).
Directed by Marielle Heller (The Diary of a Teenage Girl); written by Nicole Holofcener (Enough Said) and distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures.
WATCH TRAILER HERE