Tower Heist Adds Gabourey Sidibe and Michael Pena

They will join a crew of employees who try to pull off a heist against the white-collar criminal who stole their pensions.
BYBrian Gallagher | October 19th, 2010

Gabourey Sidibe joins Brett Ratner's Tower Heist with Michael Pena Director Brett Ratner has added two more cast members to his upcoming project Tower Heist, with Gabourey Sidibe and Michael Peña both joining the cast, according to Deadline New York.

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.

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