Edward Burns cast in Sam Worthington thriller

Los Angeles: Edward Burns and Genesis Rodriguez have joined the cast of the thriller ‘Man on a Ledge.’

The Summit Entertainment project, which is being directed by Asger Leth (‘Ghosts of Cite Soleil’), stars Sam Worthington as a fugitive ex-cop perched on the ledge of a high-rise building while a hard-living NYPD hostage negotiator (Elizabeth Banks) tries to talk him down. The longer they are on the ledge, the more she realizes he might have an ulterior objective.

Jamie Bell and Anthony Mackie also have been cast in the film.

Rodriguez plays Bell`s girlfriend, who, along with Bell, tries to prove Worthington`s innocence. Burns is a rival negotiator who tries to swoop in when he believes Banks has a conflict of interest.

The screenplay was penned by Pablo F Fenjves and rewritten by Chris Gorak and the team of Erich and Jon Hoeber.

Burns, whose most recent major studio movie was ‘27 Dresses,’ recently wrapped production on ‘Nice Guy Johnny,’ which he directed and stars in.

For Rodriguez, the ‘Ledge’ deal falls on the heels of her nabbing the female lead in "Casa de mi padre," Will Ferrell`s Spanish-language comedy.

Bureau Report