Gabourey Sidibe Joins Tower Heist
Action comedy Tower Heist is really picking up speed now that director Brett Ratner has found a script and the list of cast members is now in full snowball mode. Alan Alda, Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy are already confirmed and now Precious star Gabourey Sidibe and Michael Pena have been added to the list.
The plot concerns a group of employees in a high-rise apartment who discover that their pension funds have been stolen by a Wall Street wheeler-dealer (Alda), who’s now been arrested for some other corporate crime.
So the workers formulate a plan in order to get their cash back and plan an elaborate heist. Sidibe and Pena will be on the team and Eddie Murphy will be a safe-cracker with an ulterior motive (something to do with Mel B no doubt).
Filming starts next month.