Universal’s The ID Theft has landed a director. Deadline reports that Seth Gordon, most recently the helmer of Horrible Bosses, has secured the job, re-teaming him with Bosses leading man Jason Bateman.
The film, which will also star Melissa McCarthy, features Bateman’s character as the victim of an identity theft by her character. Originally written for a male character on the criminal end of things, the script has reportedly been rewritten specifically for McCarthy. Steve Conrad (The Weather Man, The Pursuit of Happyness) wrote the first draft with subsequent rewrites by Craig Mazin (The Hangover, Part II).
Shooting on The ID Theft (not to be confused with the seemingly defunct Tracy Morgan comedy ID Theft, originally announced early last year) is planned for April 2012 to take advantage of the “Mike & Molly” hiatus.
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