Today's Hot Comedy Trailer: Jason Bateman Hunts Down Melissa McCarthy in Identity Thief
09.27.12 by Ryan
Bateman isn't taking identity theft lying down, even if McCarthy is.
What's It About: Account rep Sandy Patterson (Jason Bateman) is quietly living his life in Denver until it all falls apart once his identity is stolen by Diana (Melissa McCarthy), a retail-purchasing fiend living outside Miami. With only a week left before his world crumbles, Sandy travels to Florida to bring Diana back to Colorado and, as we know from previous road trip comedies — Due Date, Planes, Trains and Automobiles — nothing is going to be easy, and in the first trailer for the movie, it looks like Bateman and McCarthy will have their fair share of car accidents and throat punches.
Why it should work:Bateman is reuniting with his Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon for Identity Theft, while McCarthy is coming off of an Oscar–nominated performance in Bridesmaids. Plus, who doesn't like a good throat punch?
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Identity Thief was written by Craig Mazin (The Hangover Part II) and co-stars Jon Favreau (Couples Retreat), Amanda Peet (Gulliver's Travels) and John Cho (Star Trek).
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