While actress Amanda Peet had success on TV with Jack & Jill and Studio 60, she’s been an irregular presence on movie screens, although she did get decent roles in the likes of The Whole Nine Yards, 2012 and Gulliver’s Travels. Now Variety reports that she has joined the cast of director Seth Gordon’s Identity Thief.
Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy signed on to star in the film last August, which centres on a man (Bateman) whose life is turned upside down when he learns a woman (McCarthy) has stolen his identity. The film was originally written for two male leads, but after McCarthy showed interest it was reworked. It isn’t known what character Amanda Peet will portray.
Shooting is scheduled to begin sometime in April, after Melissa McCarthy wraps Mike & Molly Season 2.