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"Man on a Ledge": In Theaters Now!

Posted Friday January 27, 2012 2:10 PM GMT

It's one of the most anticipated crime/thrillers in recent time, and now "Man on a Ledge" has arrived in theaters (January 27) just in time for weekend moviegoers.

Starring Elizabeth Banks and Sam Worthington, the Asger Leth film centers on "a police psychologist who works to talk down an ex-con who is threatening to jump from a Manhattan hotel rooftop, the biggest diamond heist ever committed is in motion"

While talking with press about the project, Miss Banks explained, "Really, everything's in the title. It's about a man on a ledge, and the people around him who are trying to figure out why he's on the ledge, and how to get him off the ledge before he falls off and dies."

Worthington also chimed in, adding, "Good action really comes down to the stakes, what's at stake, whether it's rescuing the girl, getting the diamonds or whatever. [The main character] is battling for his life in the ultimate extreme, just on a ledge. He's on the edge on the ledge. Because the stakes are so high, I think that's why we can label it a thriller, an action thriller."