Preview, You have never ever seen Melissa McCarthy like this, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

OK. Sure. It looks like “Oscar bait.” It’s due out in the fall, on the cusp of “Awards Season.”

And Melissa McCarthy? Maybe her Queen of Comedy run is winding down. So why not take on something dramatic, a “true” story about a failed writer turned literary forger?

Casting her as down-on-her-luck loner Lee Israel, pairing her up with Richard E. Grant, this looks…great. Absolutely wonderful — sad and tragic and giddy with fraud.

“Can You Ever Forgive Me?” wasn’t directed by indie icon Nicole Holofcener. But she scripted it. Look for this Oct. 19.

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