Deadline is reporting that rapper T.I., who is no stranger to the acting world, has been cast as a bounty hunter in director Seth Gordon’s new Universal Pictures film, Identity Theft.
Identity Theft, which stars comedians Jason Bateman (Horrible Bosses) and Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids), is the story of a man, played by Bateman, who has his identity stolen.
T.I. will play a bounty hunter who is after both Bateman and McCarthy, who eventually become allies on the run, despite McCarthy’s character being the culprit behind Bateman’s stolen identity.
Currently, T.I. can be seen on the second season of his VH1 reality show, “T.I. and Tiny’s Family Hustle,” as well as in a guest role on the Starz original series, “Boss.” His previous film roles include Takers, American Gangster, and ATL.
Identity Theft also stars Jon Favreau (Swingers), Jon Cho (Harold and Kumar) and Clark Duke (Kick-Ass).