IDENTITY THIEF poster(s) & trailer – Jason Bateman wants comedic revenge on Melissa McCarthy

IDENTITY THIEF poster(s) & trailer – Jason Bateman wants comedic revenge on Melissa McCarthy

Director Seth Gordon really won me over last year with HORRIBLE BOSSES, and turned in a solid (though futile) effort with the under-appreciated Fox comedy BREAKING IN. He’s re-teaming with Jason Bateman for the new film IDENTITY THIEF, co-starring Melissa McCarthy (BRIDESMAIDS). In the movie, McCarthy plays a woman who steals Bateman’s financials and identity for her own personal gain, prompting Bateman to track her down for personal justice. It also features John Cho, Jon Favreau, Genesis Rodriguez, Eric Stonestreet, Amanda Peet, Robert Patrick, Ben Falcone, Clark Duke, T.I. and Morris Chestnut. I got a few chuckles from the trailer, but I genuinely hope this doesn’t go the predictable route of the two leads becoming pals by the end. One of the things I loved about HORRIBLE BOSSES is it gave you exactly what it promised – guys getting revenge on their jerk bosses. I’d love to see Bateman get true justice over a woman who stole his identity, and have her pay for it in the end. Come on Hollywood, don’t disappoint. It’s written by Craig Mazin, who previously wrote a few SCARY MOVIE entries and THE HANGOVER II… yikes… then again he also directed James Gunn’s THE SPECIALS, which I adore. Check out the posters above and the trailer below, and post your thoughts in the comments at the bottom.

IDENTITY THIEF opens February 8, 2013

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.