Watch Melissa McCarthy Forge a Path Into the Oscar Race in ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ Trailer (Video)



Fox Searchlight has released the first trailer to Melissa McCarthy’s fact-based dark comedy “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” Check out the trailer above.
In the film, McCarthy plays Lee Israel, a once-successful biographer and magazine writer who became one of the most notorious forgers in recent American history.
Israel’s career stagnated in the 1980s amid rapidly changing public tastes, but she turned turned things around in the early ’90s when she unearthed several never-seen letters from icons like Dorothy Parker and Noël Coward. The problem is that they were fakes, and she was quickly caught.
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She pled guilty to fraud in 1993, but later found success — again — as a memoirist, outlining her criminal adventures in her final book, 2008’s “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” on which the film is based.
McCarthy steps into a role that previously had Julianne Moore attached. Marielle Heller (“The Diary of a Teenage Girl”) directed from a script by Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty.
Anna Deavere Smith, Richard E. Grant, Jane Curtin and Dolly Wells costar. The film is set open October 2018.

Frances McDormand’s powerful Oscar speech is changing the face of Hollywood and inspiring industry heavyweights to add inclusion riders to their upcoming productions. As his been widely explained since the 2018 Academy Awards, an inclusion rider is a stipulation in a contract stating that a project’s producers must hire a diverse cast and crew. Here are the Hollywood stars already taking McDormand’s lead:
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Frances McDormand
The “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Best Actress winner delivered a simple message at the 90th Academy Awards, saying: “Two words, ladies and gentlemen: Inclusion rider.”
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Brie Larson
“I’m committed to the Inclusion Rider,” Oscar Winner and “Captain Marvel” star Brie Larson tweeted. “Who’s with me?”
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Michael B. Jordan
“In support of the women and men who are leading this fight, I will be adopting the Inclusion Rider for all projects produced by my company Outlier Society,” “Black Panther” star Michael B Jordan went on to announce via Instagram March 7.
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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck will be adopting an inclusion rider in all future projects, the head of strategic outreach for their Pearl Street Films production company announced via Twitter on March 12.
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Paul Feig
“Ghostbusters” director Paul Feig also said on Twitter March 13 that his production banner, Feigco Entertainment, will make inclusion riders a studio standard for all film and TV projects. 
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Ashley Judd
Ashley Judd said after a meeting with her agency, WME her: “I would like for this agency that represents me to be 50/50 male-female including all ethnicities, races and sexual orientations. And the 50/50 needs to be included in all decision-making levels, which means they would have to add two females at the top.”

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Inspired by Frances McDormand’s acceptance speech at the Oscars, inclusion riders have become a hot topic in Hollywood

Frances McDormand’s powerful Oscar speech is changing the face of Hollywood and inspiring industry heavyweights to add inclusion riders to their upcoming productions. As his been widely explained since the 2018 Academy Awards, an inclusion rider is a stipulation in a contract stating that a project’s producers must hire a diverse cast and crew. Here are the Hollywood stars already taking McDormand’s lead:

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