Who’s career is hotter right now, Melissa McCarthy or Jason Bateman’s? It’s certainly a toss up! She has a hit show and stole countless scenes in Bridesmaids; he starred in Horrible Bosses with Jennifer Aniston and The Change-Up with Ryan Reynolds. So, it’s no surprise the thespians will team up together in a new movie, The ID Theft.
Turns out, Jason will co-produce the comedy and changed the movie’s premise after seeing Melissa’s hilarious performance in Bridesmaids. As reported by Deadline, the original movie was based on a guy who gets his identity stolen by another guy.
Well, that changed after Melissa was sought out for the role and signed on the dotted line. Thus, the identify thief is now a she instead of a he. They’ll start filming next April after her hit show, Mike & Molly, goes on hiatus.