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Jason Bateman & Melissa McCarthy To Commit 'ID Theft'

Jason Bateman & Melissa McCarthy To Commit 'ID Theft'

It has been one helluva summer for R-rated comedies with some big successes ("The Hangover Part II," "Bridesmaids," "Horrible Bosses") and some notable misses ("The Change-Up," "30 Minutes Or Less") and Jason Bateman has been on the receiving end of both. He was part of the ensemble who off their employers in 'Bosses' but opposite Ryan Reynolds, the duo couldn't compel audiences to come out to their bawdy body switching comedy. But Bateman is a savvy, smart guy who has certainly been around the industry for a long time, and now ready to move into producing, he has smartly snagged one of the season’s biggest breakout stars to co-star with him in yet another high concept laffer.

Melissa McCarthy—who walked away with pretty much every scene she had in “Bridesmaids”—will team with Bateman for “ID Theft” which he will also produce.

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