“Bridesmaids” Actress Melissa McCarthy and Justin Bateman Star in New Comedy “Identity Thief”

Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman Identity Thief comedy
“Bridesmaids” Actress Melissa McCarthy and Justin Bateman Star in New Comedy “Identity Thief” (Photo credit: Universal Pictures)

“Bridesmaids” star Melissa McCarthy is coming in another comedy, Universal’s “Identity Thief,” directed by Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) and co-stars Jason Bateman. Identity Thief, which stars Bateman as a business man who has his identity stolen by big-haired Diana, played by McCarthy, is set for release February 8, 2013. Here’s the plot summary from Universal Pictures:

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.

The comedy also stars Jon Favreau, Amanda Peet, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Morris Chestnut, Genesis Rodriguez, Robert Patrick, John Cho and Eric Stonestreet. The first trailer for “Identity Thief” will debut Wednesday night over at Yahoo.