Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Exclusive Clip From Xavier Dolan's Mommy
The Cannes-acclaimed drama shares a dance-off
New Trailer For Avengers: Age Of Ultron Smashes In
And our first (brief) look at The Vision
Dan Stevens In Talks For Beauty And The Beast
And Luke Evans will be Gaston
Ridley Scott Wants To Bring Flashman Back To Screens
Adapting George MacDonald Fraser's books
Lionsgate Creating Movie From Dust
Dodgeball's Rawson Marshall Thurber To Direct
Diablo Cody Writing The Barbie Movie
Plus possible first glimpse of He-Man's Battle Cat
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
27 February 2015
Exclusive New While We're Young Poster
And a new trailer for Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts' midlife-com
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
While We're Young
03 April 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Hercules (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013)
Empire Star Rating
American Hustle (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Gangster Squad (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Tea Leoni Joins Tower Heist
She'll take the female lead

22 October 2010  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

Brett Ratner's tall tale continues to pick up great cast members, with Tea Leoni now joining Tower Heist, alongside Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Dave Chappelle, Michael Pena, Gabourey Sidibe and Alan Alda.

Leoni will play the female lead, although given the above list, that might translate to "token female". Having previously played against Jim Carrey (Fun With Dick and Jane), Adam Sandler (Spanglish), Ricky Gervais (Ghost Town), and Will Smith and Martin Lawrence (Bad Boys) we think she'll more than capably stand her ground in the action comedy.

Formerly known as Trump Heist, Tower Heist sees the blue-collar workers at not-Trump Tower (Stiller managing Sidibe and Pena) undertaking a complicated plan to steal back their pension fund from Madoff-style Wall Street tycoon Alda. Murphy is their safe-cracker ally (with his own agenda).

Shooting starts shortly, for a November 2011 release.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Don Coscarelli Directing John Dies
With Paul Giamatti and Clancy Brown
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Showrunner Beau Willimon Reveals 8 House Of Cards Secrets
On Kevin Spacey’s dog-dispatching and more…

21 Great Movie Cons
Fleece your friends with these duplicitous devices...

Empire Podcast 150: Margot Robbie
The Focus (and Wolf Of Wall Street) star from the Top Gear track...

Empire's New Spectre Issue Covers
First look at Bond 24 in Empire's April issue

Vote For The Jameson Empire Awards 2015!
Your mission is clear...

Sleeping Beauties: The Story Behind 12 Of Cinema's Unlikeliest Hits
They came, they saw, they surprisingly conquered

Writer / Director Dan Gilroy Reveals 8 Nightcrawler Secrets
On Jake Gyllenhaal's hand-slicing mirror smash and more...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)