Gabourey Sidibe Lands New Movie Role

Gabourey Sidibe has landed her first big movie role since 'Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire'.

The 25-year-old actress - who has been starring in TV show 'The Big C' since rising to fame with the Oscar-winning movie - has signed up to star in new action-comedy movie 'Tower Heist' with Ben Stiller.

The Academy Award nominated actress will join 'Crash' star Michael Pena in the film, where they will play employees at a luxurious block of apartments who are scammed out of their pensions by one resident.

The crooked character lives in the penthouse suite, where he is under house arrest, and has been stealing the life savings of the staff there.

These employees - led by Ben's building manager character - will team up in an attempt to out-smart the resident and get their money back.

Eddie Murphy and Alan Alda are also set to appear in the film which Universal Pictures hope to start production of in New York next month, Deadline.com reports.

Gabourey will also appear in `Yelling to the Sky' next year.


Contactmusic

Tags: Gabourey Sidibe - Alan Alda - Ben Stiller - Eddie Murphy - Michael Pena - Penthouse


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

First Pictures Of Disney’s ‘Into The Woods’ Starring Anna Kendrick and Johnny Depp

Have you ever wondered what happened to Cinderella, Rapunzel and...

First Pictures Of Disney’s ‘Into The Woods’ Starring Anna Kendrick and Johnny Depp

Win Tickets For V Festival 2014 in Chelmsford!

V Festival is getting ever nearer and tickets are quickly selling out, but you can skip that pricey entrance fee by entering our new competition...

Win Tickets For V Festival 2014 in Chelmsford!

Ariana, Zooey, J-Lo, Miley! When Actresses Become Songstresses

Jenny Lewis isn't the only former actress to find musical success.

Ariana, Zooey, J-Lo, Miley! When Actresses Become Songstresses

Critics Say 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Is Great, But Does Anyone Disagree?

The new Marvel movie Guardians of the Galaxy has been praised to the...

Critics Say 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Is Great, But Does Anyone Disagree?

What Do We Know About Christopher Nolan's Interstellar?

Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey made a surprise visit to the San Diego Comic-Con last...

What Do We Know About Christopher Nolan's Interstellar?
Advertisement

Jennifer Lawrence Is Hollywood's Darling - How Has She Done It?

A teaser trailer for Jennifer Lawrence’s new film, The Hunger Games...

Jennifer Lawrence Is Hollywood's Darling - How Has She Done It?

NBC News Host Brian Williams Pulls Ultimate Embarrassing Dad Trick Announcing Allison Williams' "Peter Pan" Casting

NBC’s production of Peter Pan has found its lead in Girls star Allison Williams...

NBC News Host Brian Williams Pulls Ultimate Embarrassing Dad Trick Announcing Allison Williams'

The Spongebob Squarepants Movie: Sponge Out Of Water 3D

When a pirate gets his hands on a long lost magic book in which anything he writes comes true, he...

The Spongebob Squarepants Movie: Sponge Out Of Water 3d Trailer


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Gabourey Sidibe Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Gabourey Sidibe

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All