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Casey Affleck has joined the bold-faced named of Universal and Imagine’s “Tower Heist.” Matthew Broderick and Judd Hirsch are also joining the movie.
The action comedy, being directed by Brett Ratner, sees Ben Stiller leading a cast that includes Eddie Murphy, Alan Alda, Tea Leoni, Gabourey Sidibe and Michael Pena.
“Heist” is about an overworked manager (Stiller) of an illustrious tower residence who leads a team of defrauded workers in a heist of its penthouse tenant, a Bernie Madoff-type Wall Street capitalist (Alda) who pulled a Ponzi scheme and swindled the staff.
Affleck will play Stiller’s friend who also works under him in the penthouse but is a straight arrow and wants to turn Stiller and the other co-conspirators in.
Broderick will play a Wall Street-type who is actually one of the good guys; he lost his job and joins Stiller’s gang.
Broderick’s last feature was a starring turn in indie drama “Wonderful World”. His last studio movie was Universal’s screen adaptation of “The Producers.” He is repped by CAA.
For Affleck, repped by WME and Brillstein Entertainment Partners, the movie represents his first move since starring in “The Killer Inside Me” and since the unveiling of his much-ballyhooed pseudo-documentary “I’m Still Here.”
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