Edward Burns Talks MAN ON A LEDGE and How Independent Film Has Evolved Over the Last Ten Years

     January 24, 2012


With director Asger Leth’s (Ghosts of Cité Soleil) Man on a Ledge opening this weekend, I recently got to speak with most of the cast about making the movie.  The film centers on an ex-cop (Sam Worthington) convicted of a crime he didn’t commit who stands on the ledge of a Manhattan building, threatening to kill himself.  However, what appears to be a suicide attempt is something else altogether.  The film also stars Jamie Bell, Anthony Mackie, Elizabeth Banks, Ed Burns, Titus Welliver, Genesis Rodriguez, Kyra Sedgwick, and Ed Harris.

During my interview with Burns we talked about how he got involved in Man on a Ledge, how much changed from when he first got the script to the finished film, what kind of research he did to play a NYC police officer, karaoke, and what’s the last video game he played.  In addition, we talked about how the indie film movement has evolved over the last ten years and how this is a great time for up and coming filmmakers.  Hit the jump to watch.

Finally, if you missed my video interviews with Anthony Mackie or Elizabeth Banks click the links.

Edward Burns

  • What’s the last video game he’s played
  • What’s his karaoke song
  • How did he get involved in Man on a Ledge
  • What much changed on set
  • Did he feel pressure to make the character very realistic and what kind of research did he do
  • How has the indie film movement changed over the last ten years. Talks about his recent movie and how great it is for up and coming filmmakers


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