Ben Stiller (Zoolander, Tropic Thunder) and Eddie Murphy (Beverly Hills Cop, Shrek) lead an all-star cast in Tower Heist, a comedy caper about working stiffs who seek revenge on the Wall Street swindler who stiffed them, and we have the film’s trailer and poster to share with you courtesy of Universal Pictures. After the workers at a luxury Central Park condominium discover the penthouse billionaire has stolen their retirement, they plot the ultimate revenge: a heist to reclaim what he took from them. Directed by Brett Ratner (Rush Hour, X-Men: The Last Stand) the film also stars Casey Affleck (The Killer Inside Me), Alan Alda (M*A*S*H), Matthew Broderick (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off), Tea Leoni (Deep Impact), Michael Pena (Crash) and Gabourey Sidibe (Precious).
Queens native Josh Kovacs (Stiller) has managed one of the most luxurious and well-secured residences in New York City for more than a decade. Under his watchful eye, nothing goes undetected. In the swankiest unit atop Josh’s building, Wall Street titan Arthur Shaw (Alda) is under house arrest after being caught stealing two billion from his investors. The hardest hit among those he defrauded? The tower staffers whose pensions he was entrusted to manage.
With only days before Arthur gets away with the perfect crime, Josh’s crew turns to petty crook Slide (Murphy) to plan the nearly impossible…to steal what they are sure is hidden in Arthur’s guarded condo. Though amateurs, these rookie thieves know the building better than anyone. Turns out they’ve been casing the place for years, they just didn’t know it.
Here’s the trailer:
Universal Pictures will be releasing Tower Heist in UK cinemas on 4th November 2011 and Chris and Phil will be reviewing the film in a future podcast.