Gabourey Sidibe and Michael Peña will play employees in a luxury apartment building who, lead by Ben Stiller's character, attempt to rob the scheming man in the penthouse. He is on house arrest for fraud, and he robbed these same employees of their pensions.
The two actors join a cast that already includes Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy. Alan Alda will play the white-collar criminal responsible for stealing the employees' pensions.
Brett Ratner will direct from a script by Jeff Nathanson, who is rewriting Ted Griffin's original screenplay. It was said that production was set to start next month in New York.
Tower Heist was released November 4th, 2011 and stars Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Casey Affleck, Alan Alda, Matthew Broderick, Stephen Henderson, Judd Hirsch, Téa Leoni. The film is directed by Brett Ratner.