Actress Amanda Peet has joined the cast of Identity Thief for Universal Pictures and director Seth Gordon.

We first reported on this comedy back in August, when Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy signed on to star. The story centers on a man (Jason Bateman) whose life is turned upside down when he learns a woman (Melissa McCarthy) has stolen his identity. It isn't known what character Amanda Peet will portray.

Seth Gordon, who signed on back in January when the project was still known as ID Theft, will direct from a script by Steve Conrad (The Weather Man) and Craig Mazin (Scary Movie 4).

Production is scheduled to begin sometime in April, after Melissa McCarthy wraps Mike & Molly Season 2.