Bridesmaids’ Melissa McCarthy and Horrible Bosses star Jason Bateman team up …

19:58 EST, 27 April 2012

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19:58 EST, 27 April 2012

There aren’t two finer comedy actors working at the moment than Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman.

Last year, they stole the show in Bridesmaids and Horrible Bosses respectively, and now they’ve been paired together in Identity Theft.

What a prospect: Beloved comic actors Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy were busy filming Identity Theft in Atlanta, Georgia today

What a prospect: Beloved comic actors Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy were busy filming Identity Theft in Atlanta, Georgia today

It’s slated for a May release, which
will be a year after Bridesmaids hit theatres and the world fell in love
with McCarthy… so already, a propitious start.

It’s also directed by Seth Gordon, who directed Horrible Bosses.

The film tells the story of a man who has his identity
stolen by a woman.

Steve Conrad wrote the initial draft and Craig Mazin
is currently rewriting the screenplay.

Sure to raise a chuckle: The wonderful McCarthy is bound to to be a hit in the new comedy

Sure to raise a chuckle: The wonderful McCarthy is bound to to be a hit in the new comedy

Straight man: Bateman's great talent is playing the straight guy, who sees humour on a small scale... it looks as though he'll be doing that again

Straight man: Bateman’s great talent is playing the straight guy, who sees humour on a small scale… it looks as though he’ll be doing that again

While Melissa,41, is finding her first wave of mega stardom at her relatively late age, child star Bateman is having a renaissance.

Jason and his wife Amanda Anka welcomed a daughter named Maple Sylvie in LA on February 10.

The pair married in July 2001.

Jason previously revealed his wife helped him turn his life around after he became a heavy drinker and wild partygoer.

He said: ‘Meeting my wife Amanda was the best thing that could ever have happened to me. She wasn’t going to let me screw around my life anymore, so I stopped drinking and started behaving like a decent human being.’

Intrigue: Bateman was seen dashing about with an identity card

Intrigue: Bateman was seen dashing about with an identity card

He then cited the cult series that brought him back into the game: ‘Then I got very, very lucky when Arrested Development came along.

That series saved my career –  it gave me back my credibility I used to have when I was much younger and before people gave up on me as a party guy in Hollywood. It was just enough to make me ambitious again.’

Bateman played honorable Michael Bluth, who was the wholesome core of a materialistic, selfish family.

Juno star Michael Cera stared as his teenage son, George Michael.

Bateman and the cast of the show, which ran from 2003 to 2006, are to be reunited in a hotly anticipated movie-length version.

Ten new episodes will be released on Netflix before the film’s release as a prequel.

Co-star Will Arnett, who played G.O.B. Bluth, told E! last week that writers are currently writing those episodes, he said: ‘We are deep into it.’

The Fox series, which struggled in ratings through its three seasons, despite critical acclaim Michael Cera and Portia de Rossi, and was produced and narrated by Ron Howard.

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