Watch McCarthy in the ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ Trailer

Marielle Heller's Big-Screen Adaptation

Fox Searchlight has released the first poster and trailer for Marielle Heller’s adaptation of Lee Israel’s memoir Can You Ever Forgive Me?, which has comedic actress Melissa McCarthy in a role that demands drama.

Can You Ever Forgive Me? unspools the true story of Israel (McCarthy), “once a lauded celeb biographer who turned to fraud and plagiarism when her coffers dried up.”

Joining McCarthy in the cast is Richard E. Grant, Jane Curtin, Dolly Wells, Michael Cyril Creighton, Jennifer Westfeldt, and Anna Deavere Smith.

Take a look below:

Marielle Heller's Big-Screen Adaptation

The movie opens in select theaters on October 19.

Marielle Heller's Big-Screen Adaptation

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).