Julianne Moore Was Supposed to Star in “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” Here’s What Happened.

Julianne Moore Was Supposed to Star in “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” Here’s What Happened.

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With a Metacritic score of 87 out of 100, based on fifty-three critics, indicating “universal acclaim” and a 98% on Rotten Tomatos with an average score of 8.24 out of 10, it’s hard to image Can You Ever Forgive Me as being anything different from what it is. However it was recently revealed that it was Julianne Moore, not Melissa McCarthy, who was originally lined up to play author and forger Lee Israel.   I see no resemblance, but that was half the issue. Let’s start at the beginning. The New York Times wrote in Lee Israel’s obituary that she …