Gabourey Sidibe has landed her first big movie role since 'Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire'.

The 25-year-old actress - who has been starring in TV show 'The Big C' since rising to fame with the Oscar-winning movie - has signed up to star in new action-comedy movie 'Tower Heist' with Ben Stiller.

The Academy Award nominated actress will join 'Crash' star Michael Pena in the film, where they will play employees at a luxurious block of apartments who are scammed out of their pensions by one resident.

The crooked character lives in the Penthouse suite, where he is under house arrest, and has been stealing the life savings of the staff there.

These employees - led by Ben's building manager character - will team up in an attempt to out-smart the resident and get their money back.

Eddie Murphy and Alan Alda are also set to appear in the film which Universal Pictures hope to start production of in New York next month, reports.

Gabourey will also appear in `Yelling to the Sky' next year.