Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy and Dave Chappelle Almost Starred in a ‘Black Ocean’s Eleven’ with Trump As Villain

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Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy, Dave Chappelle and Chris Tucker almost starred in a “Black Ocean’s Eleven” about a gang that robs Trump Tower. Rock recalled the unmade project in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, noting that Donald Trump was envisioned as the film’s villain.

Rock said the movie was pitched to him by Murphy at producer Brian Grazer’s office in Los Angeles. The heist comedy would see an all-star cast of black comedians take on Trump, who would be a villain akin to “Alan Rickman in Die Hard.” The project never came to fruition and instead became 2011’s Tower Heist, starring Murphy, Ben
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