One of the benefits of shooting a movie in Manhattan is getting access to the town’s stage talent. Matthew Broderick has been set by director Brett Ratner to join the cast of Tower Heist. He joins Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Alan Alda, Tea Leoni, Gabourey Sidibe and Michael Pena in the Universal comedy. Broderick will play Chase Fitzhugh, a Wall Street guy who, like the building staff, had his finances cleaned out by the Bernie Madoff-like character played by Alda, who is under house arrest in the luxury penthouse apartment atop the building. Brian Grazer is producing and Karen Kehela Sherwood and Kim Roth are exec producers. Jeff Nathanson is rewriting Ted Griffin’s draft.
By MIKE FLEMING JR | Tuesday October 26, 2010 @ 11:04am PDTTags: Alan Alda, Ben Stiller, Brett Ratner, Brian Grazer, Eddie Murphy, Gabourey Sidibe, Matthew Broderick, Michael Pena, Movie Deals, Movies, Tea Leoni, Tower Heist, Tower Heist Casting
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