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Inside Man (film poster)

In November 2006, it was announced that a sequel to Inside Man was in development, with Russell Gewirtz reprising screenwriting duties. Under the working title Inside Man 2, the film would have Brian Grazer again serve as producer. Spike Lee was in negotiations to reprise his directing duties while serving as an executive producer alongside returning member Daniel M. Rosenberg. In 2008, Terry George was in negotiations to write the screenplay for the sequel; he later replaced Gewirtz, whose screenplay was abandoned. Lee confirmed that Washington, Owen, Jodie Foster and Chiwetel Ejiofor would all reprise their roles. He also expressed interest in filming Inside Man 2 during the fall of 2009.


The plot for the sequel was intended to continue after the events of the first film, with Dalton Russell masterminding another robbery, and again matching wits with NYPD hostage negotiator Keith Frazier.


  • Clive Owen as Dalton Russell
  • Denzel Washington as Keith Frazer

Why It Was Cancelled[]

  1. Lee could not secure funding for the project. "Inside Man was my most successful film, but we can't get the sequel made," he said. "And one thing Hollywood does well is sequels. The film's not getting made. We tried many times. It's not going to happen."


  • In 2019, a sequel titled Inside Man: Most Wanted was released direct-to-video and streaming on Netflix.