Ratner hot ensemble film to feature Rock, Murphy and Tucker
By Stone Martindale Jan 19, 2007, 4:39 GMT
Eddie Murphy holds his award for best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a motion picture for his role in \'Dreamgirls\' backstage during at the 64th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, January 15, 2007. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Imagine an "Ocean's Eleven" heist caper with the crème de la crème of African-American actors stuffed into each frame. It is exactly what Brett Ratner is cooking up for Universal, and the initial word is Chris Rock, Chris Tucker and Eddie Murphy are hip to the cause.
Fox's Roger Friedman was tipped that the biggest names in "Black Hollywood" are about to get together for one big mash up of a film with "Rush Hour" director Brett Ratner at the helm.
Friedman dished that Ratner is toying with casting Denzel Washington about playing a villain, and Courtney Love's name is being bandied about as well.
IMDB lists the screenplay scribe of the untitled Ratner project as Russell Gewirtz who penned the Spike Lee directed, "The Inside Man." Brian Grazer and Imagine and Rat Entertainment are producing.
Friedman speculates Ratner will dot the film with blue chip actors to fill out the eclectic ensemble.