Home Movies Ben Stiller, Brett Ratner Heist Movie Ready to Shoot–Flashback Six Weeks


Oh gosh. I told you back on July 15th that Brett Ratner‘s “Tower Heist” was ready to go. Ratner was just waiting for a script polish from Noah Baumbach. Ben Stiller stars. The link above explains the whole thing.

“Tower Heist” is about getting money back to where it belongs, and a Bernie Madoff type crook under house arrest in a skyscraper where Stiller and friends all work. No word yet on the rest of the cast, but where Stiller goes, Owen Wilson follows. So who knows? Chris Rock and Chris Tucker could also show up. My nominee for anything like this is Anthony Mackie–anyone who saw him on Broadway this year in “A Behanding in Spokane” knows how hilarious he is.

All old stories are new again! Let’s see what happens next. In the meantime, rent Ratner’s “Family Man.” An overlooked gem.

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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