Has Eddie Murphy and Ben Stiller ever acted in a movie together? We’re not sure if it’s been done, but if not the duo will star opposite each other in the comedy, Tower Heist. Do you know what a project like this needs? How about a little Brett Ratner? According to Deadline, the actors will headline the film that’s being directed by Ratner for Universal.
Tower Heist centers on “operations and maintenance workers in a luxury Manhattan high-rise whose pension funds were looted by a Bernie Madoff-like Wall Street crook, who is living high style in a penthouse apartment, under house arrest. Led by an overworked building manager (Stiller), the workers use their knowledge of the inner workings of the building to rip him off.”
Murphy will star and executive produce the film along with Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment. The actor has been attached (on and off) to the project dating back to when it was originally called Trump Heist, which was set up as an African American version of Ocean’s Eleven.
Tower Heist will also star Alan Alda as the rich, Wall Street crook who gets taken by the workers. Cross your fingers that this movie turns out to be good. Murphy needs a hit that’s not Shrek-related. We know the Beverly Hills Cop and 48 Hours Eddie we all know and love is still in there!
Tower Heist is slated to hit theaters on November 4, 2011.
What do you think of Stiller and Murphy teaming up for Tower Heist?