Ed Burns and Genesis Rodriguez have joined the cast of the crime thriller “Man on a Ledge” at Summit Entertainment says The Hollywood Reporter.
Aussie thesp Sam Worthington plays a cop falsely imprisoned who escapes after being let out for his father’s funeral and stands on a hotel ledge threatening suicide. A hard-living hostage negotiator (Elizabeth Banks), a former flame of the cop, tries to talk him down.
At the same time the cop’s brother (Jamie Bell) plans the heist of a jewellery store across the street while his brother’s actions are keeping everyone occupied.
Rodriguez plays Bell’s girlfriend who tries to prove Worthington’s innocence. Burns is a rival negotiator who tries to takeover when he believes Banks has a conflict of interest.
Asger Leth directs while Chris Gorak along with Erich and Jon Hoeber have polished Pablo Fenjves’ script. Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Mark Vahradian and David Ready will produce. Shooting kicks off in November in New York.