Model-thesp joins Downey Jr., Stiller in Toback pic

NEW YORK — Claudia Schiffer will join Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr., Elijah Wood and Gaby Hoffman in “Black and White,” from director James Toback.

A co-production between Palm Pictures and Pressman Films, pic is about a group of white high school teens and their excursions into the lives of Harlem’s black hip-hop crowd.

Schiffer recently starred with Matthew Modine in the Abel Ferrara-directed “Blackout,” and with Downey in “Friends & Lovers,” which Lions Gate/Mandalay will release in the spring.

UTA reps Schiffer.

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