Following an Academy Award win for her performance in last year’s Still Alice, Julianne Moore is, according to a story today at Variety, set to headline an adaptation of Lee Israel’s 2008 memoir Can You Ever Forgive Me? that has Enough Said helmer Nicole Holofcener set to helm. Published by Simon & Schuster, the original book is officially described as follows:
Before turning to the criminal life, running a onewoman forgery scam out of an Upper West Side studio shared with her tortoiseshell cat, and dodging the FBI, Lee Israel enjoyed a celebrated reputation as an author. When her writing career suddenly took a turn for the worse, she conceived of the astonishing literary scheme that fooled even many of the experts. Forging hundreds of letters from such collectible luminaries as Dorothy Parker, Noël Coward, and Lillian Hellman — and recreating their autographs with a flourish — Israel sold her “memorabilia” to dealers across the country, producing a collection of pitch-perfect imitations virtually indistinguishable from the voices of their real-life counterparts.
Moore will be back on the big screen later this year for the franchise finale The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, reprising her role as District 13 President Coin.
Holofcener is also adapting the screenplay for Can You Ever Forgive Me?, which has Anne Carrey attached to produce.
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