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Morris Chestnut Will Play Detective In “Identity Thief” (T.I. Co-Stars As Bounty Hunter)

Morris Chestnut Will Play Detective In "Identity Thief" (T.I. Co-Stars As Bounty Hunter)

A casting news update on a project we profiled earlier this week, when it was reported that rapper-turned-actor (raptor) T.I. had signed up to play a bounty hunter in a Universal Pictures action/comedy titled Identity Thief.

T.I. joined stars Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy, as a man (Bateman) and the woman (McCarthy) who steals his identity, and they become unlikely companions. 

As a bounty hunter, T.I.’s character hunts them both, to collect his bounty.

The film’s cast also includes Morris ChestnutJon FavreauAmanda PeetJohn Cho and others.

We didn’t know what role Chestnut had signed up to play in the film, but now we do, although not much.

Deadline says he’ll play a Boston police detective. That’s it. No further explanation about his involvement in the plot, or how significant. 

Chestnut can currently be found in Think Like A Man, although he’s not one of its leads.

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T.I. is trying to get his Ice Cube on in Hollywood I cannot be mad at him. He already showed me his acting chops in ATL so i`m very optimistic about his pivotal role in this film. It kind of reminds me of Cube`s role in All about the Benjamins his role as a bounty hunter.

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