Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman team up for ‘ID Theft’

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Melissa McCarthy’s acting career is on fire these days with her hit television show ‘Mike and Molly’ and the surprising summer smash ‘Bridesmaids’.  Jason Bateman has been nothing to sneeze at either starring in ‘Horrible Bosses’ with Jennifer Aniston and ‘The Change-Up’ with Ryan Reynolds.  What do you get when you put these two stars together?  A new film called ‘ID Theft.’

Bateman is co-producing the upcoming comedy film and after he saw Melissa’s performance in ‘Bridesmaids’ he actually changed the gender of one of the roles to incorporate Melissa into the movie.

‘ID Theft’ was the story of a guy who has his identity stolen by another man, but now the identity thief is a woman.  The movie will begin production next April once ‘Mike and Molly’ goes on hiatus.

Photo: Universal Pictures

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