Jason Bateman is re-teaming with his "Horrible Bosses" director Seth Gordon for the comedy "Identity Theft," co-starring Melissa McCarthy.

The plot is exactly what it sounds like; Bateman is an everyday dude who finds himself victimized by a crafty identity thief. According to Deadline.com, the role was originally written to be male, but recent Emmy winner McCarthy ("Mike and Molly") so impressed Bateman with her scene-stealing "Bridesmaids" performance that he had the film changed so she could play the thief. 

The Universal comedy is currently being re-written by Steve Conrad ("The Pursuit of Happyness") and Craig Mazin ("The Hangover Part II").

Gordon ("The King of Kong") is also in talks to direct  a "Horrible Bosses" sequel, which would reunite stars Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis.

Are you excited to see Bateman and McCarthy in a film together?

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