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“ID Theft” star Melissa McCarthy at the Braves game

Melissa McCarthy and her husband Ben Falcone cheered on the Braves at Turner Field this week. Photo credit: Pouya Dianat. Provided to the AJC by the Atlanta Braves

Melissa McCarthy and her husband Ben Falcone cheered on the Braves at Turner Field this week. Photo credit: Pouya Dianat. Provided to the AJC by the Atlanta Braves

Academy Award nominated actress Melissa McCarthy is in Atlanta filming “ID Theft.” She and husband Ben Falcone were able to work in some fun time this week, taking in a Braves game.

“ID Theft” also stars Jason Bateman (who’s been spotted at Maggiano’s in Buckhead) and Amanda Peet (no sightings yet; I’ll let you know when I hear of anything).

The comedy concerns a guy who has his identity stolen by a woman. Hilarity somehow ensues. Bateman was here a couple of years ago filming “The Change-Up,” co-starring Ryan Reynolds. That movie was released last year to not-great reviews. (The LA Times observed soberly:  ”The movie, directed by “Wedding Crashers” alum David Dobkin, isn’t very good.”)

Moviefone reports that “ID Theft”  is coming to us from “Horrible Bosses” director Seth Gordon with Steve Conrad (”The Pursuit of Happyness”) and Craig Mazin (”Hangover Part II”) also working on the screenplay, so perhaps that bodes well.

“ID Theft” has filmed in numerous metro Atlanta locations including Perimeter Mall and the 191 Peachtree Building. It’s heading to Midtown next.

- Jennifer Brett/The Buzz/jbrett@ajc.com



3 comments Add your comment

Tommy

May 3rd, 2012
2:42 pm

mmmmm…. gimmesummadat!

TB

May 5th, 2012
12:41 pm

I think “ID Theft” star Melissa McCarthy at the Braves game | The Buzz is a nice blog post and you do a nice job of posting unique information. Tom – http://www.ep2p4u.com

Curious observer

May 8th, 2012
1:10 pm

There is a film crew base camp set up at the horse stables/field on the corner of Northside & Broadland. They’re filming on King Street in Buckhead. Anyone know what’s filming?