Elizabeth Banks Gets A “Man on a Ledge”

Elizabeth Banks has signed on for the crime thriller “Man on a Ledge” at Summit Entertainment reports the trades.

Hunky 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.

At the same time his brother (Jamie Bell) plans the heist of a jewellery store across the street while his brother’s actions are keeping everyone occupied. Anthony Mackie also stars.

Banks will play the NYPD crisis negotiator who tries to talk the cop, with whom she has a past relationship, down from his precarious perch. 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.