Gabourey Sidibe To Star Alongside Ben Stiller In New Comedy

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Gabourey Sidibe, the 24-year old Oscar nominated actress, is set to star alongside Ben Stiller in the forthcoming action-comedy movie, 'Tower Heist', reports Entertainment Weekly.
The film, which also features Alan Alda and Eddie Murphy, sees Stiller playing the manager of a luxury high-rise building who loses his pension to a scheme orchestrated by a wealthy Wall Street trader. Brett Ratner, whose previous credits include directing 'Red Dragon' and 'X-Men: The Last Stand', will get behind the camera for the movie. Sidibe, who was nominated for an ACADEMY AWARD for her performance in the 2009 drama 'Precious', is currently starring in the Showtime series 'The Big C'.
Sidibe's new role may come as a surprise to radio host Howard Stern who, back in March 2010, famously said, "Everyone's pretending she's (Sidibe) a part of show business and she's never going to be in another movie". As well as 'Tower Heist', Sidibe is also set to star in the upcoming drama movie, 'Yelling to the Sky', due for release in 2011.


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I am so happy for Gabourey Sidibe becuase she shows to everyone that she can also be a part of show business and why the heck not, people in tbis country are sadly so taken with beauty and no substance that they are the saddest of all, we think we are only beautiful if we are blond, tall blue eyes and skinny. Please people wake up and accept the fact that what makes us all so wonderful is that God made us all in his iamge and wonderfully made and we should not be looking at God's creations as if one was better than the other, He made us and that was Grand enough...
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