Ben Stiller is starring in the film and Brett Ratner is directing from a script that has been worked on in various stages by writers like Ted Griffin, Noah Baumbach and Jeff Nathanson. Previous writers, when the film was an African-American ensemble film about a group of workers planning to rob Trump Towers, include Russell Gewirtz, Rawson Marshall Thurber and Leslie Dixon. Here's how Brett Ratner described the project:
"It has become the quintessential New York heist movie, where a bunch of blue collar employees in a tower building pull off the ultimate heist."
Ben Stiller will star as the manager of a luxury apartment facility and he, along with many of his co-workers, lost their pensions to a white-collar crook. Ben Stiller's character and four of his colleagues discover that the thief is being held on house arrest in the penthouse of their building and they hatch a plan to rob him.
The site reports that production on the film has been slated to start in November, with filming to take place in New York City.