As anyone who’s had their identity stolen can tell you, the experience is hys-ter-ical…ly unfunny. That is, unless the person who’s absconded with your name and money is Melissa McCarthy in an enormous frizzy wig and an adorable electric blue Fiat.
That’s basically the premise of Identity Thief, which traces the woes of a mild-mannered Colorado man (Jason Bateman) with the gender neutral name Sandy, as he tracks down the Florida woman who’s purloined his life and made a mess of his credit rating. Bateman’s Sandy dismisses McCarthy’s “Sandy” as nothing more than a hobbit, but as you can see in the new trailer, she’s a hobbit with a mean right jab. Check it out below:
Identity Thief, directed by Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) and penned by Craig Mazin (The Hangover Part II and Part III), hits theaters Feb. 8, 2013.