We’ll frequently associate Jon Favreau with the big directing efforts — Elf, Iron Man 1 & 2, Cowboys & Aliens — but there’s a pretty decent career in comedic acting to be found on his resume, too. Swingers and I Love You, Man aren’t what I’d deem all-timers (Couples Retreat is on a whole other level), but they’re enough to warrant even an inkling of desire to see him embrace more screen time.
Thankfully, Variety reports that he, Mary-Charles Jones, and Maggie Elizabeth Jones will be taking roles in Seth Gordon‘s Identity Thief; Favreau is playing the boss of Jason Bateman‘s character, while the two siblings have been cast as the daughters of he and Amanda Peet. No telling how much they’ll factor into the overall story, which follows the misfortunes of a man (Bateman) whose identity has been stolen, obviosuly, by a nefarious woman (Melissa McCarthy), and how “a wake-up call he wasn’t expecting” comes with the experience. Either way, I’ll gladly take the news.
We can also expect some more “high-profile” additions soon, but the lineup is already looking good enough for yours truly, with John Cho, Clark Duke, and Kevin Covais also rounding things out at the moment. Shooting is underway on Identity Thief right now, and the comedy is set to open on May 10th, 2013.
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