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Will the real Sandy Bigelow Patterson please stand up?

Melissa McCarthy is one sneaky criminal in her new film, Identity Thief.

In the comedy, the 42-year-old funny woman is Diana, a Miami resident who basks in the joys of unlimited credit card spending, thanks to the stolen identity of Patterson, played by Jason Bateman.

All is well in Diana’s world until the real Patterson catches up to her, halfway across the country.

“Here’s my driver’s license with my name, Sandy Bigelow Patterson. Gotcha,” Bateman’s character says after an intentional rear-ender with his thief.

‘Identity Thief,’ out in February, also features a pretty impressive star-studded cast.

Directed by Seth Gordon (who worked with Bateman in 2011’s Horrible Bosses), the comedy also stars John Cho, Eric Stonestreet, Amanda Peet, Jon Favreau and T.I.

If the trailer is any indication, the film contains some of the best comedic lines in recent memory (“Look at her, she’s like a hobbit. I can handle her. I’m going after Bilbo”).

In other Bateman news, the 43-year-old is, of course, at work resurrecting Arrested Development. The long-awaited Season 4 will premiere on Netflix in spring of 2013.

Identity Thief opens in theaters Feb. 8, 2013.

Check out the new trailer for Bateman and McCarthy’s new comedy, ‘Identity Thief,’ above.

 

 

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