Eddie Murphy stars in TOWER HEIST
Eddie Murphy has been cast opposite Ben Stiller and Alan Alda in TOWER HEIST, the Universal comedy which is being directed by Brett Ratner. Murphy’s latest performances have included Norbit, Meet Dave and Imagine That.
Heist is the story of a building manager (Stiller) who manages a New York high rise and leads a team of the building’s operations and maintenance workers on an heist of its penthouse tenant (Alda).
Murphy plays a safe-cracking thug who may or may not turn on Stiller and the other workers; and is also exec producing the film.
Tower Heist has gone through many drafts from different writers, and the latest script is a rewrite of Ted Griffin’s screenplay which is being penned by Jeff Nathanson. Brian Grazer will produce with Karen Kehla Sherwood and Kim Roth as executive producers for Imagine Entertainment.