With director Seth Gordon’s (The King of Kong, Horrible Bosses) comedy Identity Thief opening February 8, Universal has provided us with five clips. The movie stars Jason Bateman as an accounts rep who has a week to travel across the country and track down the con artist (Melissa McCarthy) who stole his identity. The film also stars Jon Favreau, Amanda Peet, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Genesis Rodriguez, Morris Chestnut, John Cho, Robert Patrick and Eric Stonestreet.
As a big fan of both Bateman and McCarthy, I’m really hoping their pairing turns out great. We’ll know soon. Hit the jump to watch the clips.
A new trailer for Seth Gordon’s Identity Thief, starring Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy, has gone online. What started out as a regular Joe (Bateman) tracking down the criminal (McCarthy) who stole his identity in order to bring her to justice now gets a lot more complicated. Ineffectual law enforcement, gangsters out to reclaim the money that’s owed to them and even a tentative truce between the two leads are all on display in the second trailer, along with a few new laughs.
Hit the jump to watch the new trailer. The film also stars Jon Favreau, Amanda Peet, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Genesis Rodriguez, Morris Chestnut, John Cho, Robert Patrick and Eric Stonestreet. Identity Thief opens February 8, 2013.
We’ve got a few new posters to share this afternoon. Briefly:
- This Is 40 – The new one-sheet for writer/director Judd Apatow’s “sort-of sequel” to Knocked Up features Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann’s adorably frustrated family. The film opens on December 21st.
- Identity Thief – A new poster for director Seth Gordon’s (Horrible Bosses) comedy in which a character played by Melissa McCarthy steals the identity of a man played by Jason Batman. The film opens on February 8, 2013.
- Admission – The first poster for About a Boy director Paul Weitz’s comedy-drama starring Tina Fey and, again, Paul Rudd. Watch the film’s first trailer right here. The pic opens on March 8, 2013.
Hit the jump to check out the posters.
The first trailer for the comedy Identity Thief has been released. Directed by Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses), the movie stars Jason Bateman as an accounts rep who has a week to travel across the country and track down the con artist (Melissa McCarthy) who stole his identity. Horrible Bosses was a fantastic surprise last year and the pairing of Bateman and McCarthy sounds great, but this trailer is a tad disappointing. Many of the jokes hinge on physical comedy, so hopefully they’re saving the dialogue-driven stuff for the full film. The caliber of talent involved is promising and McCarthy looks to have put together quite the character, so I’m still eager to see more.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer and to check out some images. The film also stars Jon Favreau, Amanda Peet, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Genesis Rodriguez, Morris Chestnut, John Cho, Robert Patrick, and Eric Stonestreet. Identity Thief opens February 8, 2013.
The first posters for the comedy Identity Thief has gone online. Directed by Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses), the movie stars Jason Bateman as an accounts rep who has a week to travel across the country and track down the con artist (Melissa McCarthy) who stole his identity. These posters ask us to consider if these are the faces of a sucker and a thief, respectively. I don’t know if the faces fit the roles, but they could certainly afford to step back a few feet.
Hit the jump to check out the posters. The film also stars Jon Favreau, Amanda Peet, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Genesis Rodriguez, Morris Chestnut, John Cho, Robert Patrick, and Eric Stonestreet. Identity Thief opens February 8, 2013.
Universal Pictures has released synopses for their upcoming films 2 Guns and Identity Thief. Briefly, 2 Guns is an action flick that stars Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg as operatives from competing government bureaus who are disavowed and forced to go on the run together after a mission goes wrong. As for Identity Thief, the comedy stars Jason Bateman as a man who goes to great lengths to get his identity back from a con artist (Melissa McCarthy).
Hit the jump to check out the synopses. 2 Guns opens August 16, 2013. Identity Thief opens February 8, 2013.
On Season 2 of the Starz original series Boss, Tip “T.I.” Harris plays Trey Rogers, a former gangbanger with designs on a career in City Hall. He is the cousin that Darius (Rotimi) turns to when struggling with his love for Emma (Hannah Ware), Mayor Tom Kane’s (Kelsey Grammer) daughter, and he is the conduit between a local Alderman and the gang that is powerful enough to function as a grassroots organization in the projects.
During this recent exclusive interview with Collider, rapper T.I. talked about the opportunity to be a part of this acclaimed show, how his character will fit into the story, being able to understand who Trey Rogers is, working with Rotimi who also aspires to get into music, what it was like to do a scene with Kelsey Grammer, and how different acting has been from what he expected. He also talked about working in TV versus film, breaking the stereotypes of his rapper persona, having just done his first comedy (Identity Thief with Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman), becoming an entrepreneur, and his eighth album, Trouble Man, which he hopes to release by the end of the year. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
We’ve quite a bit of release date news to share this fine morning, as Universal has announced a slew of schedule changes. Briefly:
- With production set to begin in a matter of weeks, Kick-Ass 2 has been slated for a June 28th, 2013 release.
- The Denzel Washington/Mark Wahlberg thriller 2 Guns has been given an August 16th, 2013 release date.
- Director Richard Curtis’ (Love Actually) romantic time travel pic About Time, starring Rachel McAdams, has been dated May 10th, 2013.
- The Keanu Reeves samurai pic 47 Ronin, originally set for a November 2012 release, has now been pushed back even further to Christmas 2013.
- The re-release Jurassic Park 3D has been moved to April 5th, 2013.
- The supernatural actioner R.I.P.D. starring Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds has been shifted to July 19th, 2013.
- The Jason Bateman/Melissa McCarthy comedy Identity Thief has been moved up to February 8th, 2013.
Hit the jump for all the details, folks.
You’re driving down the street, and it’s suddenly blocked off. You notice these weird yellow signs with nonsensical letters or numbers. There’s unusual glow lighting up a neighborhood you can’t usually see from your house. What you might have here is a film company shooting in your town. It happens a lot, and you never know where they might pop up…until now.
The following is a semi-comprehensive list of films currently shooting, what they’re shooting, and where they’re shooting. We’ll be telling you where you might get to see the very famous, the kinda famous and (if all goes well) the soon-to-be famous. While we can’t list every single movie, television show, or student film in production, you’ll get a pretty good idea of what the heck is going on where all those people are buzzing about. Want to know where in the world are Matt Damon, Harrison Ford, Sylvester Stallone, Woody Harrelson, and Leonardo DiCaprio? Hit the jump for more.
Director Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) is busy casting up his next project, Identity Thief, and it appears that he’s added another director to the fray. Variety reports that Iron Man director Jon Favreau has joined the cast of the comedy, which stars Melissa McCarthy as a woman who steals the identity of Jason Bateman’s character. Apparently Favreau will play Bateman’s boss. This isn’t the first time Favreau and Bateman have worked together, as the two starred in the disappointing 2009 comedy Couples Retreat.
In addition to Bateman and McCarthy, Identity Thief also stars Amanda Peet, Jon Cho, and Clark Duke (Kick-Ass). I was a huge fan of last year’s Horrible Bosses, and I love the idea of Bateman playing the straight man to McCarthy’s sure-to-be unstable character. Favreau is currently developing his next directorial project, the Disney theme park-centered (and secretive) Magic Kingdom. Production on Identity Thief begins soon, as the film is set to open on May 10th, 2013.
We’ve got a few casting stories to share with you this evening. Briefly:
- Identity Thief – John Cho and Clark Duke join the comedy toplined by Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy.
- Hitchcock – Ralph Macchio is set in a real-life role in the story of the making of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho.
- Bird People – Josh Charles is set to star in the English and French-language drama with supernatural elements.
Hit the jump for more on each project and who the aforementioned actors will play.
We’ve got a couple of casting stories to share with you this afternoon. First up, Variety reports that Amanda Peet is the third person to join the cast of the comedy Identity Thief. Briesmaids star Melissa McCarthy plays a woman who steals a man’s identity (Jason Bateman), and hilarity ensues. Plot details beyond the basic logline are unknown, but Bateman and McCarthy make an enticing comedic pair. Throw the lovely Amanda Peet into the mix and you’ve got yourself the makings of a promising comedy.
I’ve been a big fan of Peet’s work for years, with her stint on the short-lived Aaron Sorkin series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip a standout on the show. Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon is onboard to direct Identity Thief is set to open on May 10th, 2013. Hit the jump for casting news concerning the Black List script The Pretty One.
Identity Thief has the makings of a pretty successful comedy. It’s got two great leads in Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy, an absurdly goofy premise (a woman steals a man’s identity), and Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon is at the helm. Universal must realize they’ve got a potential hit on their hands as well, as the studio (per Box Office Mojo) has set the film for nearly the same release date as last year’s smash hit Bridesmaids: May 10th, 2013. The film will face some considerable box office competition on that date as it squares off against Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim. Furthermore, it opens merely one week after the release of Iron Man 3 and one week before Star Trek 2.
In addition to starring, Bateman is also producing Identity Thief, and McCarthy’s role was originally envisioned as a male part until Bateman caught the actress’ scene-stealing performance in Bridesmaids. I’m pretty thrilled by the idea of Gordon in the director’s chair, and the thought of Bateman and McCarthy going toe-to-toe is certainly enticing. No word on what type of rating they’re shooting for, but given that both Bridesmaids and Horrible Bosses were successful R-rated comedies, I’m hoping they go with R.