T.I. Joins Melissa McCarthy, Jason Bateman for Identity Theft

Rapper will play a bounty hunter in the heist comedy.

Posted: 05/23/2012 08:00 AM EDT

T.I. is beefing up his acting resume! The rapper and star of VH1's The Family Hustle landed a role in Universal Pictures' comedy Identity Theft opposite Bridesmaids star and Oscar nominee Melissa McCarthy and indie-comedy king Jason Bateman.

Tip will play a bounty hunter in the film, giving chase to Bateman and McCarthy's identity-stealing characters. 

Apart from his reality show with wife Tiny and their children, the rap-actor stars in Boss, the Starz drama about Chicago politics headlined by Kelsey Grammar. He also starred in and produced Screen Gems' Takers.

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