"Identity Thief" (2013) is a movie comedy, starring Jason Bateman ("Horrible Bosses") and Melissa McCarthy ("Mike & Molly," "Bridesmaids"), that is about a regular guy is forced to extreme measures to clear his name. With everything to lose after his identity is stolen, he'll find out how crazed you can get trying to settle a bad credit score.

Unlimited funds have allowed Diana (McCarthy) to live it up on the outskirts of Orlando, where the queen of retail buys whatever strikes her fancy. There's only one glitch: The ID she's using to finance these sprees reads "Sandy Bigelow Patterson"… and it belongs to an accounts rep (Bateman) who lives halfway across the U.S. in Denver.

Accused of a litany of crimes, the innocent man attempts to defend himself to police that are just as hamstrung and overworked as they are disinterested in his protestations. Left with just one option, the real Sandy Bigelow Patterson must head south to track her down himself.

With only one week to hunt down the con artist before his world implodes, Sandy hits the road to confront the woman with an all-access pass to his life. And as he attempts to bribe, coax and wrangle her the 2,000 miles to Colorado, one easy target will discover just how tough it is to get your name back.

Joining Bateman and McCarthy for the outrageous comedy are co-stars Jon Favreau ("Iron Man" franchise) as Harold Cornish, Sandy's pompous and egocentric boss at Prominence Financial; Amanda Peet ("2012") as Trish, Sandy's extremely patient wife and mother of their two young girls; TIP 'T.I.' Harris ("American Gangster") and Genesis Rodriguez ("What to Expect When You're Expecting") as Julian and Marisol, a pair of ruthless bounty hunters hot on Diana and Sandy's trail; Jonathan Banks ("Breaking Bad") as Paul, the crime boss to whom Julian and Marisol report; Morris Chestnut ("Think Like a Man") as Reilly, the Denver police detective whose hands are tied when it comes to clearing Sandy's name; John Cho ("Harold & Kumar" franchise) as Daniel Casey, Sandy's co-worker at Prominence who stages a coup at their office; Robert Patrick ("Safe House") as the skiptracer who will stop at nothing to bring Diana back to his very unforgiving employer; and Eric Stonestreet ("Modern Family") as Big Chuck, Diana's one-night paramour (and the bane of Sandy's existence) on the open road.

"Identity Thief" is a Universal Pictures release and presentation in association with Relativity Media of a Bluegrass Films/Aggregate Films production. The film is directed by Seth Gordon ("Horrible Bosses") from a screenplay is written by Craig Mazin ("The Hangover - Part II"), from a story by Jerry Eeten ("The Watchman") and Mazin. The producers are Scott Stuber ("Ted"), Jason Bateman and Pamela Abdy ("47 Ronin").

On the technical side, Gordon and the producers have surrounded themselves with a crew that includes many of Gordon's previous collaborators, led by production designer Shepherd Frankel ("Horrible Bosses," "Four Christmases"), editor Peter Teschner ("Horrible Bosses," "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story"), costume designer Carol Ramsey ("Horrible Bosses," "Meet the Fockers"), composer Christopher Lennertz ("Horrible Bosses," "Think Like a Man") and cinematographer Javier Aguirresarobe ("The Others," "The Twilight Saga: New Moon").

Executive producers on the project are Peter Morgan ("Killers") and Dan Kolsrud ("Role Models").


Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 112 mins.
Release Date: February 8, 2013
Tagline: She's having the time of his life.
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Production Companies:
Relativity Media
Bluegrass Films
Aggregate Films

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