What do you get when you bring the funniest elements of “Horrible Bosses” and “Bridemaids” together? You get “Identity Thief,” the upcoming comedy starring Melissa McCarthy (“Bridemaids”) and Jason Bateman (“Horrible Bosses”).
Bateman plays Sandy, an average joe who becomes the victim of identity thief. He discovers a person in Florida has been using his information to rack up on extreme items all over the state. Sandy decides to pay this impersonator a little visit, so he travels down to Florida to comfort the thief. Insert Diana, the ball of fun living the high life on somebody else’s tab.
Sandy confronts Diana after a car accident between the two and all hell breaks loose. The trailer is filled with explosions, guns, throat punches and flipping cars; see nothing good comes from stealing someone’s identity, but this film shows it can be funny. Amanda Peet, Morris Chestnut and T.I. are other big names in the film.
Check out the trailer here. “Identity Thief” will be in theaters next year, February 8, 2013.