Next year is shaping up to be the Year of Melissa McCarthy. Two years after her scene-stealing role in Bridesmaids, the Mike & Molly star is lined up for two buddy comedies: The Heat with Sandra Bullock and Identity Thief with Jason Bateman. In the newest trailer for the latter, we get to see much more of the duo in Planes, Trains, and Automobiles mode, as Bateman’s mild-mannered Colorado dad drags the outrageous woman who’s stolen his identity and maxed out his credit cards across the country in order to clear his sullied name.
There’s lots of footage overlap from the first trailer, but Eric Stonestreet makes his first appearance as an amorous cowboy interested in McCarthy’s “Sandy” – not Bateman’s “Sandy.” Bet now: Does Stonestreet’s good ol’ boy wear boxers or briefs?
Identity Thief, directed by Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) and penned by Craig Mazin (The Hangover Part II and Part III), hits theaters Feb. 8.
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