Jane Curtin, Richard E. Grant Joining Melissa McCarthy in 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?'

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'Diary of a Teenage Girl' helmer Marielle Heller will direct for Fox Searchlight.

Jane Curtin and Richard E. Grant are joining Melissa McCarthy in Fox Searchlight's Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Diary of a Teenage Girl helmer Marielle Heller will direct from a script written by Nicole Holofcener (Enough Said) and Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q).

Based on the memoir of the same name by Lee Israel, Can You Ever Forgive Me? follows a best-selling celebrity biographer (McCarthy) who made her living in the 1970s and '80s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn and Tallulah Bankhead, but has since fallen out of touch.

Dolly Wells, Anna Deavere Smith and Jennifer Westfeldt also have joined the project, which has begun principal photography in New York City.

Anne Carey, Amy Nauiokas and David Yarnell will produce, with Pamela Hirsch, Jawal Nga and Bob Balaban serving as executive producers.