“Quite by accident, I find myself in a rather criminal position.”
So, we all know Melissa McCarthy.
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She’s a talented actor, writer, and designer of an amazing plus-size line of women’s clothes.
Her jeans are life.
Well, today we got our first trailer for her new film, Can You Ever Forgive Me? and it looks absolutely INSANE. Check out the trailer below:
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Basically, McCarthy plays real-life celebrity biographer Lee Israel. In the late ’80s, Israel has fallen out of favor with publishers, and is struggling to make ends meet.
That is, until she happens upon an authentic letter from comedian Fanny Brice, which convinces her to forge and sell various fabricated letters, claiming they are the genuine creations of notable authors and actors.
Forgery, of course, being illegal, sends Israel spiraling down a rabbit hole of money, lies, and crime.
Overall, I smell a possible Academy Award nomination for McCarthy, especially given the fall release date.
It would be her second nomination, as she was nominated back in 2012 for Best Supporting Actress for her scene-stealing performance in Bridesmaids.
So be sure to catch this one when it hits theaters Oct. 19, 2018!