Gabourey Sidibe Cast in “Tower Heist”
Gabourey Sidibe and Michael Pena have been tapped by Brett Ratner to join the ensemble cast of his upcoming action-comedy film “Tower Heist.” The project is set up at Universal Pictures and will begin filming next month in New York.
In the film a group of employees at a luxury high-rise apartment complex learn that a tenant within their very own building has robbed them of their pension funds. The individual used a Bernie Madoff style Ponzi scheme to drain their pension funds and is currently under house arrest in the building’s penthouse apartment. Sidibe and Pena join a cast which includes Eddie Murphy, Ben Stiller, and Alan Alda.
Sidibe burst onto the scene in the film “Precious” and has recently made several appearances on the Showtime series “The Big C.” Pena’s next movie roles include spots in “Battle: Los Angeles” and “Everything Must Go.” Currently he enjoys a recurring role on the HBO series “Eastbound and Down.”