Newswire: Julianne Moore might play a famous forger in Nicole Holofcener’s new movie

Nicole Holofcener is taking a break from making movies about affluent, eccentric women of her own invention in favor of focusing on one who actually existed. The director’s latest project is an adaptation of Lee Israel’s memoir Can You Ever Forgive Me, in which the celebrity biographer alternately described and bragged about forging and stealing correspondence from literary authors like Dorothy Parker and Eugene O’Neill. Julianne Moore is in talks to star as the proudly defiant forger, whose 2014 obituary in the New York Times included compliments from both the FBI agent who investigated her case and one of the victims of her apparently excellent forgeries.

This is Holofcener’s first trip into the realm of what could technically be called “true crime,” even if the deeds in question involved regular typewriters instead of the Chicago variety. The director’s last film was the romantic comedy Enough …

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