Tower Heist trailer
Eddie Murphy, where did he go? Well he's back in Tower Heist, the film directed by Brett Ratner which also stars Ben Stiller, Matthew Broderick, Téa Leoni, Casey Affleck, Michael Peña, Alan Alda, Gabourey Sidibe and Judd Hirsch.
He looks like he's back in this clip, although perhaps not to Beverly Hills Cop level, and to be honest the comedy in this short trailer isn't setting me alight, nor is it putting me off with the usual string of Hollywood jokes. At least there's a little more promise here.
Mind you saying that the trailer for Tower Heist doesn't really cover much of the actual heist, it's a collection of moments from the film which should induce a few snickers or giggles with an introduction of the story set-up that leads these people to do what they do.
Here's the blurb to explain the story and introduce the characters in a lot more detail.
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.
You know I hardly recognised Eddie Murphy to begin with, but when he starts his car rant he's quite clearly there. I wonder if he is going to pop back on form in this film? Not just him but is Brett Ratner going to direct the cast towards a hit comedy?