Gabourey Sidibe And Michael Pena Join The Cast Of Tower Heist
After starting her career in Lee Daniels' heavy drama Precious, it appears that Gabourey Sidibe is trying to make a career in comedy. First she signed on to the Showtime series The Big C with Laura Linney, and now she's heading back to the movies. Deadline reports that Sidibe and actor Michael Pena have joined the cast of Brett Ratner's Tower Heist. Already starring Ben Stiller, Alan Alda and Eddie Murphy, both Sidibe and Pena will play employees of a luxury high-rise who, led by Stiller's character, plan to rob a Bernie Madoff-esque character, played by Alda, who robbed them of their pensions. Production will start up in New York next month.
I'm starting to come to a realization. This film just added an Academy Award nominee and one of the more underrated comedic actors working today, and I'm still finding it impossible to think that this movie will come out anything even remotely well. Sometimes my aversion to Brett Ratner runs even deeper than I know.
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