Opening in theaters on February 8th is the new comedy Identity Thief from director Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) and screenwriter Craig Mazin (The Hangover Part II). The film features an excellent cast of actors and comedians that includes Jason Bateman (The Change-Up), Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids), Jon Favreau (Iron Man 2), Amanda Peet (The X-Files: I Want to Believe), T.I. (Takers), Genesis Rodriguez (Casa di me Padre), Morris Chestnut (Think Like a Man), John Cho (Total Recall), Robert Patrick (Gangster Squad), and Eric Stonestreet (Bad Teacher).
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had a chance to sit down with screenwriter Craig Mazin to talk about his work on Identity Thief, as well as the upcoming film The Hangover Part III. The accomplished writer discussed his new movie, how he got involved with the project, writing for Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy, improvisation, how many lines in the film he actually wrote, The Hangover Part III, how production went on the highly anticipated third chapter of the popular franchise, and confirmation that the series will NOT end with the rumored Newhart-style conclusion.
To watch our exclusive interview with screenwriter Craig Mazin about Identity Thief and The Hangover Part III, please click on the video player above.
Mild-mannered businessman Sandy Patterson (Bateman) travels from Denver to Miami to confront the deceptively harmless-looking woman (McCarthy) who has been living it up after stealing Sandy's identity.
Identity Thief opens in theaters on February 8th.
The Hangover Part III is scheduled for release on May 24th.