It's Jason Bateman vs Melissa McCarthy in this trailer for IDENTITY THIEF

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Bridesmaids was Melissa McCarthy’s breakout performance. Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon and star Jason Bateman, loved the rotund funny woman so much, that they decided to rewrite the role of the main antagonist in their upcoming comedy.

And just like she  stole the show in the 2011 smash hit comedy, Melissa McCarthy is once again up to her thieving ways in Identity Theft. Only this time, Bateman is not quite so happy about it.

Horrible Bosses'” Jason Bateman and “Bridesmaids'” Melissa McCarthy lead the cast of “Identity Thief,” an all-star comedy in which a regular guy is forced to extreme measures to clear his name. With everything to lose after his identity is stolen, he’ll find out how crazed you can get trying to settle a bad credit score.

Unlimited funds have allowed Diana (McCarthy) to live it up on the outskirts of Miami, where the queen of retail buys whatever strikes her fancy. There’s only one glitch: The ID she’s using to finance these sprees reads “Sandy Bigelow Patterson”… and it belongs to an accounts rep (Bateman) who lives halfway across the U.S.

With only one week to hunt down the con artist before his world implodes, the real Sandy Bigelow Patterson heads south to confront the woman with an all-access pass to his life. And as he attempts to bribe, coax and wrangle her the 2,000 miles to Denver, one easy target will discover just how tough it is to get your name back.

While this doesn’t seem to quite have the zing of Horrible Bosses, mainly due to the lack of Colin Farrell’s comb-over, there definitely appears to be some good chemistry between Bateman and McCarthy. Also, violence. Lots and lots of comic violence (Did he just throw throw a toaster at her head?).

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Last Updated: September 27, 2012

Kervyn Cloete

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