WHO’S IN IT?
Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids), Richard E. Grant (Withnail and I), Dolly Wells (Bridget Jones’s Diary), Jane Curtin (The Heat), Anna Deavere Smith (Philadelphia), Stephen Spinella (Milk), Ben Falcone (Tammy), Shae D’Lyn (Café Society), Michael Cyril Creighton (Spotlight), Kevin Carolan (The Opponent), Marc Evan Jackson (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle), Tim Cummings (Spirited), Christian Navarro (Bushwick), Joanna Adler (The Event), Erik LaRay Harvey (Proud Mary), Gregory Korostishevsky (Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close), Brandon Scott Jones (Other People), Mary McCann (Little Children)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Marielle Heller (The Diary of a Teenage Girl), director; Nicole Holofcener (Enough Said) and Jeff Whitty (film debut), writers; Anne Carey (Adventureland), Amy Nauiokas (10,000 Saints) and David Yarnell (film debut), producers; Nate Heller (Circus Kid), composer; Brandon Trost (The Disaster Artist), cinematographer; Anne McCabe (You Can Count On Me), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Lee Israel (McCarthy) is a struggling biography writer who is unable to find work, and is thus struggling to keep up with her finances. With her friend Jack (Grant), she soon begins forging letters by several deceased writers, playwrights and actors, and then selling them to dealers for a hefty price, which puts both her and Jack in a difficult position as the authorities start to investigate…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Melissa McCarthy asks if audiences can ever forgive her for both Life of the Party and The Happytime Murders by giving a career-best performance as Lee Israel in this fascinating biopic on the criminal writer.