Sidibe Still Brushing Off Haters; Lands an Eddie Murphy MoviePublished by Clay Cane on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 3:20 pm.
Remember those folks who said Gabourey Sidibe wouldn’t have any work outside of her brilliant performance in last year’s Precious? Well, she has clearly proved the haters wrong. Sidibe was a host on Saturday Night Live in April, her Showtime series The Big C is renewed for a second season and Deadline.com is reporting she just landed a role in an upcoming Eddie Murphy movie.
Brett Ratner has set Oscar-nominated Precious star Gabourey Sidibe and Michael Pena to join Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy and Alan Alda in Tower Heist, the action-comedy that Universal Pictures is gearing up to start production in New York next month. Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer is producing. Sidibe and Pena will play employees who work in a luxury high-rise and discover their pension funds have been drained by a Bernie Madoff-like Wall Street crook who is living under house arrest in the opulent penthouse apartment. Led by the building’s manager (Stiller), the employees figure out a way to use their knowledge of the building to rip him off.
Congrats to Sidibe! She is making her own way in Hollywood!