Writer Lee Israel (McCarthy) has made her living writing profiles and biographies of high-profile women, including Katharine Hepburn, Estée Lauder and Tallulah Bankhead, but when her style of writing falls out of favor with publishers and audiences, she finds herself out of work. Broke and desperate, the author turns to her friend Jack (Grant) to help her hatch a new plan: selling forged letters from deceased actors and writers that she’s written herself. As suspicion begins to mount about the authenticity of her letters, she turns to stealing original letters from archives to sell.
- Directed by:
- Marielle Heller
Upcoming TV Listings
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)
After her style of writing falls out of favour, a biographer finds herself broke and out of work. She beings forging letters by famous people and selling them, but when potential buyers begin to get suspicious she turns to stealing actual letters.