As his last film showed us, Horrible Bosses helmer Seth Gordon certainly knows how to pack an ensemble comedy. For Identity Thief he already has the funniest actress of last year, Bridesmaid‘s Melissa McCarthy, who got her due with an Oscar nomination, as well as the always reliable Jason Bateman. THR now lets us know two more actors jumping aboard the film, which used to be known as the slightly altered Identity Theft.
Written by Steve Conrad, rewritten by Craig Mazin, the movie follows the troubles encountered by a family man (Bateman) when a eccentric woman (McCarthy) steals his identity. John Cho has joined the film as “a rising investment exec who is starting his own firm and wants Bateman to join him” and Clark Duke follows as “an Eagle Scout who, along with his buddies, is on a secret revenge mission to find the man who bilked him.”
I can’t wait to see how that latter story plays out, as Duke always entertains in everything from Hot Tub Time Machine to Kick-Ass (well, I haven’t been privy to A Thousand Words). As for Cho, he seems to be covering all areas as he’s shooting the Star Trek 2 sequel now and he’ll have another major 2013 movie with this project, just hitting theaters a week before.
Also starring Amanda Peet, Identity Thief arrives on May 10th, 2013.
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