The film has such a good cast that includes Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy (who everyone is saying looks to be back on top of his game here), Matthew Broderick, Casey Affleck, Alan Alda, Téa Leoni, and Michael Peña. And with Ratner, the man who brought us all three Rush Hour films and many other greats, at its helm, I don’t think there’s much likelihood that Tower Heist won’t live up to expectations.
“Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy 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. 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. 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 (Alan 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.”
The film is out in the UK on 2nd November, so it’s only a matter of weeks before we’ll be getting to see this in full on the big screen. Until then, here’s the excellent new trailer to enjoy. And if you fancy seeing it in beautiful HD, then you can click on over here.