Following appearances this year in Man on a Ledge, Casa de mi Padre and What to Expect When You’re Expecting, Genesis Rodriguez has joined the cast of Universal Pictures’ Identity Thief. Deadline has the news, saying that she’ll join Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, Amanda Peet, John Cho, Clark Duke, Maggie Elizabeth Jones, Mary-Charles Jones and Jon Favreau in the Seth Gordon film.
The film features Bateman’s character as the victim of an identity theft by McCarthy’s character. Originally written for a male character on the criminal end of things, the script was reportedly 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).
Rodriguez will play a criminal associate to a crime boss that comes looking for McCarthy’s character after her antics cause trouble for his operations.
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