Posted in: NewsPublished: September 26, 2012
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