I’ve said this for a while but Melissa McCarthy has needed a dramatic role to elevate her talents higher. She’s need something meaty and with depth. It’s not that she isn’t an accomplished performer and has finessed her comedy skills, it’s just we need to see her shine in a more layered role.
It looks like we’re going to get it in Marielle Heller’s latest dark comedy Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Also starring Richard E. Grant, the story revolves around Lee Israel, a celebrity biographer who finds herself down and out after her latest job flops. That’s when her talent turns to forgery when she decides to falsify letters from famous writers.
This looks like a marvellous film with a fantastic role for McCarthy and the director of The Diary of a Teenage Girl in command, this is going to be deliciously dark. What do you think?
Can You Forgive Me? is out later this year.