First Image of Sam Worthington as a MAN ON A LEDGE

     October 31, 2010


Summit Entertainment has begun principal photography on Man on a Ledge, and as such we have our first image from the set of Sam Worthington.  On a ledge.  The thriller revolves around the attempts of an NYPD hostage negotiator (Elizabeth Banks) to talk down an ex-cop and wanted fugitive (Worthington) from the ledge of a high-rise building: “The longer they are on the ledge, the more [Banks] realizes that he might have an ulterior objective.”

The impressive cast is rounded out by Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker), Jamie Bell (Jumper), Ed Harris (Gone Baby Gone), and Edward Burns (27 Dresses), and newcomer Genesis Rodriguez.  Hit the jump for the high resolution image and the official press release.

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MAN ON A LEDGE Begins Principal Photography

Directed by Asger Leth and Starring Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Anthony Mackie, Jamie Bell, Ed Harris, and Edward Burns for Summit Entertainment

NEW YORK, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ — Principal photography has begun in New York City on the Summit Entertainment feature Man On A Ledge.

An ex-cop and now wanted fugitive (Sam Worthington) stands on the ledge of a high-rise building while a hard-living New York Police Department hostage negotiator (Elizabeth Banks) tries to talk him down.  The longer they are on the ledge, the more she realizes that he might have an ulterior objective.

Sam Worthington (Avatar) and Elizabeth Banks (The Next Three Days) star among an ensemble cast including Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker), who portrays Worthington’s best friend and ally and Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot) who is Worthington’s younger brother and ardent supporter.  Also along for the ride is four-time Oscar® nominee, Ed Harris (Pollock) who plays a powerful businessman, while Edward Burns (27 Dresses) is a rival negotiator who tries to swoop in when he believes Banks has a conflict of interest.  Newcomer Genesis Rodriguez (Casa di me Padre) plays Bell’s girlfriend who along with Bell, tries to prove Worthington’s innocence.

Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura stated, “MAN ON A LEDGE is an incredible suspense thriller with a powerhouse cast.  I look forward to producing this project and once again working with Summit Entertainment with which we just released the action comedy RED.”

Man on a Ledge is directed by Asger Leth (Ghosts of Cite Soleil), from an original screenplay written by Pablo F. Fenjves (“The Affair”) and Erich Hoeber & Jon Hoeber, and is being produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian (Transformers & Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen).  Executive Producers are David Ready (Red) and Jake Myers (Red).

Paul Cameron (Man on Fire) is the Director of Photography and the Production Designer is Alec Hammond (Red).  Kevin Stitt (X-Men) is the Editor and Susan Lyall (Red) serves as Costume Designer.

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  • jamais

    Fantastic news about Ed Harris :-) I didn’t know he was going to be in this film.

  • Rikicon

    Here’s the tick, I’ve seen the 2009 draft of this script and while it has nice moments there are bits of dialog and set pieces that are pants on head retarded. But the flip side to all that is that there was a re-write and it’s the re-write that I believe most of the cast signed on for, and that I haven’t seen so I don’t know what’s exactly around the bend at this point.

    • jamais

      I read the 2009 version too. It’s quite enjoyable, just a tad too predictable at some places. True about dialogue, though – that could’ve been improved.

      But if you look at character descriptions in this press release, the Hoeber brothers must have changed quite a lot, especially Anthony Mackie’s character.

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  • BB

    Sam was tipped to be playing in Man on a Ledge AND Superman with Erryn Arkin. He’s another Aussie who looks likes he’s about to follow in Sam’s footsteps. Have you seen this?

    Actors Brandon Routh, Tom Welling, Joe Manganiello, Patrick Wilson, Erryn Arkin and Sam Worthington have all been rumored to star in the movie.

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