Watch Melissa McCarthy Kick Jason Bateman's Ass in the Trailer for Identity Thief

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Here's the trailer for Identity Thief, the new comedy starring Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy. Rumor has it that McCarthy's role was originally written for a man, but Bateman and director Seth Gordon were so taken with her performance in Bridesmaids that they rewrote the role for her. Good move, gentlemen. A little more McCarthy has never hurt anything.

‘Identity Thief' Trailer: Melissa McCarthy Goes Toe To Toe With Jason Bateman [Slash Film]

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The scene in "Bridesmaids" where you meet Melissa McCarthy's character for the first time is, I think, one of the greatest scenes of comedy in at least a couple decades. I had to pause the movie because I was laying on the floor laughing so hard it was painful.

So yeah, I'll be there with bells on for this one.