Ben Stiller and Brett Ratner looking at Trump Heist
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
TRUMB HEIST (possibly renamed TOWER HEIST) seems to be one of those projects that has been around for a while. It’s about a group of guys that con a bunch of people that inhabit the famous Trump Tower in New York. Think OCEAN’S ELEVEN, but with comedians, which is exactly how they should go about casting this; get some superstar comedians and put them in their element.
Right now, Brett Ratner is attached to direct and Ben Stiller is in talks to star in the film. Previously, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle and Chris Tucker were all rumored for parts in the film. The story says they would have to go in a “new direction” now that Stiller is in talks, but I don’t think they’d have to go in too new of a direction. Tucker and Chappelle wouldn’t have done it anyway, but getting Murphy and Rock on board should definitely still be in the cards.
Source: Los Angeles Times