We’ve seen plenty of excellent things from Brett Ratner’s upcoming heist comedy, Tower Heist, that have given us a lot to look forward to in the film. If you’re a little late to the party, then you can catch up on it all right here.
A great new clip has surfaced over at Empire, showing Eddie Murphy discussing the finer details of his criminal past and the experience/lack thereof that he’s bringing to the table.
Along with Murphy, the film has a terrific ensemble cast that includes Ben Stiller, Casey Affleck, Matthew Broderick, Michael Peña, Alan Alda, and Téa Leoni. And a lot of people, myself included, are hopeful that this will see Murphy returning to his brilliant past comedy form.
“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.”
Ratner, director of all three Rush Hour films and many more greats, looks to have done another fantastic job with this, and everyone is expecting it to do well when it comes out. It will be released here in the UK on 2nd November, which is thankfully just a few short weeks away. Without further ado, here’s the great new clip to enjoy until then.