Producer: Bob Balaban, Anne Carey, David Greenbaum
Writer: Nicole Holofcener, Lee Israel, Jeff Whitty
Release Date: Oct 19, 2018
Runtime: 1hr 46m
When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception. An adaptation of the memoir Can You Ever Forgive Me?, the true story of best-selling celebrity biographer Lee Israel.
Julie Ann Emery
Richard E. Grant
Marc Evan Jackson
Anna Deavere Smith
Did You Know?
Julianne Moore was attached to this project during early development. She removed herself from the project due to creative differences.
One of the things I loved about Can You Ever Forgive Me?—aside from the radiantly perfect casting of McCarthy and Grant, a Withnail and I–esque pair of drinking buddies, except this time they’re both asocial, hilarious Withnails—was Heller’s quiet confidence in establishing the milieu where all this typing and lying took place.