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First trailer for Identity Thief starring Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy steals its way online

09.26.2012

Yesterday we saw the debut of two new posters for IDENTITY THIEF, the upcoming comedy starring Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy and now we have the first trailer for the film.  Directed by Seth Gordon (HORRIBLE BOSSES) the story revolves around McCarthy's character stealing the identity of Bateman's, causing the straight-laced businessman to travel to Florida and confront her.  However, McCarthy proves to be more than a mere "Hobbit" and proceeds to whup the shit out of Bateman at every turn.

Strangely, I was reminded of THE BOUNTY HUNTER with Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston while watching this, but not in a bad way.  It was as if they had recast the movie with people who were actually funny. 

Take a look:

This looks pretty fun.  This is McCarthy's first post-BRIDESMAIDS role, which I'm sure she's hoping will continue her hot streak.  Bateman is a reliable actor, not to mention the most unlikely guy to have such a successful career today.  If you'd asked me during the TEEN WOLF TOO days, I would have predicted obscurity.  Now, the guy is killing it.  It's an unlikely pairing, but inspired as well. 

IDENTITY THIEF, starring Bateman, McCarthy, Jon Favreau, John Cho, Amanda Peet, Genesis Rodriguez, Robert Patrick, Morris Chestnut, and Clark Duke is slated to hit theaters on February 8, 2013.

Extra Tidbit: Do you think McCarthy has staying power?
Source: Yahoo! Movies

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11:20PM on 09/26/2012
I laughed, it could be good.
I laughed, it could be good.
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9:31PM on 09/26/2012
While I love Bateman and Seth Gordon, and McCarthy was the best thing about "Bridesmaids", this looked awful!
While I love Bateman and Seth Gordon, and McCarthy was the best thing about "Bridesmaids", this looked awful!
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9:25PM on 09/26/2012
This looks pretty funny.

I think she could totally have staying power if she doesn't get pigeon-holed.
This looks pretty funny.

I think she could totally have staying power if she doesn't get pigeon-holed.
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7:56PM on 09/26/2012
...steals its way online?
...steals its way online?
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7:47PM on 09/26/2012

Punched in the neck

It does look pretty solid. Bateman is awesome in everything.
It does look pretty solid. Bateman is awesome in everything.
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