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Brett Ratner and Ben Stiller's heist movie adds more ethnicity

10.19.2010

Brett Ratner's last heist movie starred Salma Hayek, Pierce Brosnan, Naomie Harris and Woody Harrelson. His new heist movie stars Eddie Murphy, Ben Stiller, Michael Peña (WORLD TRADE CENTER, OBSERVE AND REPORT) and PRECIOUS star Gabourey Sidibe. Hmmm.

Ratner's TOWER HEIST revolves around a group of working stiffs (including the just-added Sidibe and Peña) "in a luxury high-rise and discover their pension funds have been drained by a Bernie Madoff-like Wall Street crook who is living under house arrest in the opulent penthouse apartment. Led by the building's manager (Stiller), the employees figure out a way to use their knowledge of the building to rip him off."

The Universal action-comedy, which spent years in development as a "black OCEAN'S ELEVEN" before Stiller came in and smacked the black off it, also features acting veteran Alan Alda as the oily broker villain (which might be the most interesting thing about it so far). The movie starts shooting next month.

Extra Tidbit: As much shit as Ratner gets for... well, being Ratner, I don't think he gets enough credit for AFTER THE SUNSET. At least the Salma aspect.
Source: Deadline

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12:17PM on 10/20/2010

Why the fuck not?

Bring it on.
Bring it on.
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11:19AM on 10/20/2010
Sidibe had her moment.. and it passed already.
Sidibe had her moment.. and it passed already.
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10:10AM on 10/20/2010

You might as well call it "white jack"

RIP Bernie Mac
RIP Bernie Mac
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9:10AM on 10/20/2010
Eddie Murphy and Ben Stiller in a movie together?!!... I'm down!
Eddie Murphy and Ben Stiller in a movie together?!!... I'm down!
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3:02AM on 10/20/2010
For what it was, I liked the first Rush Hour. It tried to hark back to what the Lethal Weapon films were. And Ratner helmed good music videos. Not music I listened but they were shot really well. I think he's capable of making a good movie, it's just rare he does....
For what it was, I liked the first Rush Hour. It tried to hark back to what the Lethal Weapon films were. And Ratner helmed good music videos. Not music I listened but they were shot really well. I think he's capable of making a good movie, it's just rare he does....
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2:52AM on 10/20/2010

After The Sunset was pretty good

Brett seems to get a lot of grief for his films. Yea Rush Hour 3 wasn't that good, but he's nowhere near as bad as some directors. Can anyone say Uwe Boll?
Brett seems to get a lot of grief for his films. Yea Rush Hour 3 wasn't that good, but he's nowhere near as bad as some directors. Can anyone say Uwe Boll?
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12:30PM on 10/20/2010
No one is comparing Ratner to Uwe Boll, but Ratner does suck.......
No one is comparing Ratner to Uwe Boll, but Ratner does suck.......
1:26AM on 10/20/2010
Fuck Brett Ratner.
Fuck Brett Ratner.
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1:15AM on 10/20/2010
Pena is awesome, but i cant imagine Gabourey Sidibe being any part of a heist.
Pena is awesome, but i cant imagine Gabourey Sidibe being any part of a heist.
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11:03AM on 10/20/2010
in a perfect robbery they never see you coming... (insert fat joke here)
in a perfect robbery they never see you coming... (insert fat joke here)
12:58AM on 10/20/2010
This just gets worse and worse. Sidibe was good in Precious don't get me wrong, but she was a huge bitch on SNL. F her and F Ratner that talentless hack.
This just gets worse and worse. Sidibe was good in Precious don't get me wrong, but she was a huge bitch on SNL. F her and F Ratner that talentless hack.
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12:53AM on 10/20/2010
The Black Ocean's 11 movie was originally was a non-Ratner involved spin off for the Bernie Mac character; I sooooo would rather have had that.
The Black Ocean's 11 movie was originally was a non-Ratner involved spin off for the Bernie Mac character; I sooooo would rather have had that.
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12:29AM on 10/20/2010

Give the guy a break

These are exactly the type of movies this guy should be making. Not comic book movies or serious action/drama but fun summer comedy films. Does he suck? for the most part but you can't say that The first Rush Hour films weren't good. They were good.
These are exactly the type of movies this guy should be making. Not comic book movies or serious action/drama but fun summer comedy films. Does he suck? for the most part but you can't say that The first Rush Hour films weren't good. They were good.
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2:33AM on 10/20/2010
No they weren't
No they weren't
12:27AM on 10/20/2010
I'm actually a little curious about this one. Eddie Murphy not in one of his pet projects, Gabourey Sidibe post-Precious. Heist movies are one of the most boring genres to me unless I care about the characters, but the casting so far is intriguing enough for me not to write it off just yet.
I'm actually a little curious about this one. Eddie Murphy not in one of his pet projects, Gabourey Sidibe post-Precious. Heist movies are one of the most boring genres to me unless I care about the characters, but the casting so far is intriguing enough for me not to write it off just yet.
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12:05AM on 10/20/2010

Brett Ratner sucks......

So.....Ya.☺
So.....Ya.☺
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11:46PM on 10/19/2010
It still sucks. Ratner only gets SOME credit because I thought the Rush Hour movies were funny and Red Dragon was good.
It still sucks. Ratner only gets SOME credit because I thought the Rush Hour movies were funny and Red Dragon was good.
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11:32PM on 10/19/2010

Haha

What.
What.
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