Melissa McCarthy’s Impressive Transformation For New Biopic

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Melissa McCarhty has blown fans away with her crazy transformation for her latest film!
 
Melissa, who’s playing Lee Israel in ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’, appeared almost unrecognizable in behind the scenes photos!
 

 
McCarthy was photographed wearing a short wig and old men’s clothing to appears like the writer-turned-forger, who is the main subject of the biopic.
 
The movie uses Israel’s “memoirs of a literary forger.” for inspiration.
 
In the 70’s & 80’s, Lee was a super successful writer, who interviewed some of the biggest names in entertainment, including Estee Lauder and Katharine Hepburn.
 
After her career had slowly started to vanish, she started forging letters from deceased writers and actors to make ends meet. When her forgeries starting to alert the authorities she started to steal real letters and autographs from dead stars from libraries.
 
After confuddling cops and forgery experts, Lee was arrested a few years later and sentenced to 1 year of house arrest.
 
The writer, who died in 2014, wrote a memoir and Fox searchlight were super fast to pick up the film rights seeing the potential!
 
The film version was originally set to star Julianne Moore but according to Variety, she dropped out of the project a few months later due to creative differences. Melissa was confirmed to play Israel in June 2016.
 
As well as her lead role in the upcoming biopic, the actress also had an amazing peak in 2016, earning a whopping $33 million, Forbes named her the 2nd highest earning actress of the year. She was only beaten by Jennifer Lawrence who earned a huge $46 million for her roles in movies The Hunger Games and Passengers.
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