Melissa Leo of 'The Fighter' to pen memoir
Melissa Leo, who won the 'Best Supporting Actress' Oscar this year for her work in the 'The Fighter,' is planning on writing a memoir, publishing company Simon & Schuster has announced.
In the book, Leo will discuss her childhood, career in television and film and her relationship with actor John Heard, who played Macaulay Culkin's father in the first two "Home Alone" movies. The untitled book is scheduled for release in 2013.
"Melissa has a moving and gutsy story to tell, with a very happy ending," Simon & Schuster executive editor Priscilla Painton said in a statement to USA Today. "We look forward to making it possible for her to tell it."
In "The Fighter," Leo portrayed boxer Micky "Irish" Ward's mother Alice Ward, who died on March 27 at the age of 79, after going into cardiac arrest in January. Her son Dicky Eklund, who was portrayed by Christian Bale in the flick, confirmed her death on Wednesday, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Leo will star opposite Jesse Eisenberg in the upcoming comedy "Predisposed" which offers "macabre look at the unhealthy relationship between a drug-addicted mother and her college-bound son."
Leo shocked audiences by dropping an "F-Bomb" when she accepted her Oscar for "the Fighter" at the 2011 Academy Awards on Sunday, February 27.
The actress' potty-mouthed slip of the tongue earned her a fan in co-host Anne Hathaway, who told OnTheRedCarpet.com she thanked the actress for it after the ceremony. Leo apologized for her language after the show.
Leo was nominated for an Oscar for her role in the 2008 movie "Frozen River." She also won a Golden Globe in January for her performance in "The Fighter."