Former “Gilmore Girls” cast member cum big-screen scene-stealer Melissa McCarthy (“Bridesmaids”) is back in another Apatow-produced treat, “Identity Thief”. Jason Bateman, also a patriarch of the comeback family of famous faces getting their late-onset dues, is the co-star.
Likely to be as big as Steven Seagal’s lunch order, “Thief” fixes on a regular guy who is forced to extreme measures to clear his name. With everything to lose after his identity is stolen, he’ll find out how crazed you can get trying to settle a bad credit score.
“Unlimited funds have allowed Diana (McCarthy) to live it up on the outskirts of Miami, where the queen of retail buys whatever strikes her fancy. There’s only one glitch: The ID she’s using to finance these sprees reads “Sandy Bigelow Patterson”… and it belongs to an accounts rep (Bateman) who lives halfway across the U.S.
With only one week to hunt down the con artist before his world implodes, the real Sandy Bigelow Patterson heads south to confront the woman with an all-access pass to his life. And as he attempts to bribe, coax and wrangle the 2,000 miles to Denver, one easy target will discover just how tough it is to get your name back.”
Sounds like a bit of belly-wiggling fun.
Here’s the new trailer :