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Horrible Bosses Director Seth Gordon Re-Teams With Jason Bateman on The ID Theft

The original comedy stars Bateman as a victim of identity theft caused by Melissa McCarthy in what will be her first post-Bridesmaids gig

Universal Pictures have hired Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon to helm The ID Theft, an original comedy that reunites Gordon with leading man & producer Jason Bateman. Obviously Gordon himself wasn't so much of a horrible boss in Bateman's eyes! The film stars Bateman as a victim of identity theft caused by a character played by Melissa McCarthy in what will be her first post-Bridesmaids gig. Shooting will begin in April when McCarthy's CBS show 'Mike & Molly' is on hiatus. Jerry Eeten wrote the original screenplayas a two-male actor piece but subsequent re-writes by Steve Conrad (The Weather Man, The Pursuit of Happyness) and Craig Mazin (The Hangover 2) has somewhere along the line changed the sex of the criminal to a female to suit McCarthy. From the sounds of things Bateman was instrumental in getting McCarthy and Gordon for the film, the hiring of the latter probably means we can expect an R-Rated, adults-only comedy. Horrible Bosses grossed over $200 million worldwide and Bateman is one of the most in-demand comedy actors in the planet with two films in post-production and a long-awaited new season of Arrested Development on the horizon. source- deadline
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Matt Holmes is the co-founder of What Culture, formerly known as Obsessed With Film. He has been blogging about pop culture and entertainment since 2006 and has written over 10,000 articles.