Morris Chestnut Joins T.I., Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman for Identity ThiefPublished by Smriti Mundhra on Friday, May 25, 2012 at 10:00 am.
The cast for Universal Pictures’ caper comedy Identity Thief (can you guess what it’s about?) is getting more interesting. Morris Chestnut just signed on for the film, about a woman (Melissa McCarthy) who steals a rich guy’s (Jason Bateman) identity. Havoc ensues, naturally.
Chestnut and T.I. are on the right side of the law, as a Boston cop and bounty hunter, respectively, hired to chase down the culprits.
McCarthy is a hot property after earning an Oscar nod for her breakout role in Bridesmaids last year, while Bateman is…just Bateman. King of quirky-indie-comedies. The film will be directed by Horrible Bosses helmer Seth Gordon.
Look for an early spring 2013 release.