Melissa McCarthy has had tremendous success as a comedy actress, but it appears she wants to show there’s more to her than that. Can You Ever Forgive Me? sees her showing off her dramatic chops (which also seems to involved wearing less makeup – a trick everyone from Charlize Theron and Renee Zellweger has used when they were trying to get people to see them differently).
Here’s the synopsis: ‘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).’
The movie is due in cinemas towards the end of the year. Take a look at the trailer below.