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.
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.
by Jonah Posted: August 25th, 2010 at 5:48 pm
Last weekend, the six stars from Screen Gems’ upcoming heist film Takers sat down to talk with the media, and I was there. Takers follows a close-knit crew of thieves who plan the perfect heist, one that will leave them set for life. Of course, the cops have to chase the robbers, and the robbers aren’t even sure if they can trust each other. Stars Idris Elba, Hayden Christensen, Jay Hernandez, Michael Ealy, Chris Brown, and Tip T.I. Harris all had plenty to say about planning the perfect heist, working together, and their upcoming projects including Jumper 2 and Thor! You can watch all three interviews after the jump.
Screen Gems has released a new trailer for Takers which stars Matt Dillon, Paul Walker, Idris Elba, Hayden Christensen, Zoe Saldana, Jay Hernandez and Tip ‘T.I.’ Harris. The movie is about a notorious group of bank robbers and their last job. After watching the trailer, all I could think was Takers is like the McDonalds version of Heist. Judge for yourself after the jump.