Release Date: February 8, 2013
Studio: Universal Pictures
Director: Seth Gordon
Screenwriter: Steve Conrad, Craig Mazin
Starring: Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, Amanda Peet, John Cho, Clark Duke, Maggie Elizabeth Jones, Mary-Charles Jones, Jon Favreau, Genesis Rodriguez, Eric Stonestreet
Seth Gordon, most recently the helmer of "Horrible Bosses", has secured the job of directing "Identity Thief", re-teaming him with Bosses leading man Jason Bateman.
The film, which will also star Melissa McCarthy, features Bateman's character as the victim of an identity theft by her character. Originally written for a male character on the criminal end of things, the script has reportedly been rewritten specifically for McCarthy. Steve Conrad ("The Weather Man", "The Pursuit of Happyness") wrote the first draft with subsequent rewrites by Craig Mazin ("The Hangover, Part II").
Shooting on Identity Thief (not to be confused with the seemingly defunct Tracy Morgan comedy "ID Theft", originally announced early last year) is planned for April 2012 to take advantage of the "Mike & Molly" hiatus.