"Man on a Ledge" is a feature film starring Sam Worthington ("Avatar," "Clash of the Titans").

When former NYPD officer-turned-prison escapee Nick Cassidy (Worthington) enters the famed Roosevelt Hotel on 45th & Madison in New York City, heads to one of the highest floor and steps out onto the ledge, he threatens more than just his own well-being. A whole city is about to seize up, including some very nervous people with some very big secrets.

Ex-cop Cassidy's heart-stopping decision to stand on the ledge of a high-rise building creates not only a media firestorm, but a delicate situation for hard-living New York Police Department negotiator Lydia Spencer (Elizabeth Banks, "The Next Three Days, "Zack and Miri Make a Porno"), who tries to talk him down while dealing with a departmental rival (Edward Burns, "Nice Guy Johnny," "27 Dresses") who believes she has a conflict of interest. But the longer Lydia spends trying to get to the root of Cassidy's predicament, the more she realizes he could have an ulterior objective.

Might it have something to do with the mysterious project his brother and ardent supporter (Jamie Bell, "Billy Elliot") is working on with his girlfriend (Genesis Rodriguez, "Casa di mi Padre") while Cassidy bides his time on the ledge? Or with the efforts Cassidy's best friend on the force (Anthony Mackie, "Real Steel," "The Hurt Locker") is making to help get him down? Or with the behind-closed-doors dealings of a powerful businessman (four-time Oscar nominee Ed Harris, "Pollock," "A Beautiful Mind")? As more pieces of the puzzle are revealed over the course of Cassidy's bold stunt, suddenly the story of one disgraced cop trying to prove his innocence becomes something decidedly more eye-opening. Eventually the stakes become more dangerous than the prospect of one man on one ledge simply losing his balance.

In the propulsive, twisty action thriller, director Asger Leth ("Ghosts of Cite Soleil") takes a naturally heart-pounding scenario and delivers a nail-biting thriller about the risk a desperate man with few options is willing to take to clear his name. How far would you step out if your life was on the line?

"Man on a Ledge" is produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura ("Red," "Transformers," "Salt") and Mark Vahradian ("Red") for Summit Entertainment; executive producers are Jake Myers and David Ready ("Red"). The screenplay was written by Pablo F. Fenjves ("The Affair"). 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," "The Beaver") serves as costume designer.


Genre: Thriller
Runtime: 102 mins.
Release Date: January 27, 2012
Tagline: You can only push an innocent man so far.
Distributor: Summit Entertainment
Production Company: Di Bonaventura Pictures

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