Eddie Murphy says Tower Heist was originally a black Ocean's 11


Total Film sat down for a video interview with Eddie Murphy and Ben Stiller recently, and both funny men were on fine form.

You can watch the full interview above, but we're especially interested in the part where Murphy revealed the origins of the Tower Heist script.

Murphy said: "After Ocean's 11 I was like 'Hey do you know what would be a funny heist movie, if we could do the opposite of that movie.'

"Have me, Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence and Mike Epps, whoever the funny black guys were around at the time, and have the worst heist imaginable."

As much as we enjoyed Tower Heist , we can't help but wish Murphy's original pitch had made it to cinemas.

For the full story, watch the video above.

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