Kevin Covias is all grown up. The cherubic singer who finished 11th on the fifth season of "American Idol" when he was just 16 has officially crossed over—to the big screen, that is.
According to Variety, Covias is set to join comedy gurus Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy and Amanda Peet in Seth Gordon's upcoming "Identity Thief."
Penned by Craig Mazin ("The Hangover Part II") and Steve Conrad ("The Pursuit of Happyness"), the story follows a man whose life falls apart after his identity is stolen (Bateman).
When he corners the perpetrator (McCarthy), however, he gets a wake-up call he wasn't expecting. Covais—who is now 22 but has retained his boyish looks—will play an Eagle Scout whose identity has also been stolen, prompting him to seek revenge. Oh, and btw, we gotta give a shout out to the genius who made the identity thief a chick.
Though Covias technically made his film debut in the 2008 comedy "College" and will appear the upcoming pics "Touchback" (with Kurt Russell) and "Men in Black 3" (with the Fresh Prince Will Smith and Tommy Lee) this Eagle Scout-on-a-mission role promises to give him the screen time he needs to truly showcase his thespian chops.
If all goes according to plan, "Identity Thief" should sweep into theaters May 10, 2013. Paula must be proud.