Say you're a cop who is framed for a crime you didn't commit, what would you do if you found a chance to escape? If you're Sam Worthington (Avatar, Clash of the Titans) in the upcoming thriller Man on a Ledge, the plan is simple: step out on the ledge of a building in New York and feign a suicide attempt while actually coordinating the theft of a $30M diamond and convincing a hostage negotiator to believe he's innocent as SWAT team members swirl around ready to rain down bullets. See? Simple.
If the plot seems convoluted, don't worry, the cast is tight. Worthington is surrounded by such notables as Elizabeth Banks (Our Idiot Brother) as the hostage negotiator; Jamie Bell (The Eagle, Jumper) and Genesis Rodriguez (Entourage) as Worthington's co-conspirators; Kyra Sedgwick (TNT's The Closer) as a news reporter; Ed Burns (Saving Private Ryan) as a cop; Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker) as possibly another cop (he drives in an unmarked police car for no more than half a second); and Ed Harris as a guy who tries on suit jackets and says things like, "Find them" and "Tell me it's done" (the villain, of course). From the looks of the icy blue poster and teaser trailer, the movie looks promising, since the story sounds like Inside Man and Negotiator stuffed inside Phone Booth. watch the trailer >> Posted 09.23.11 by Ryan
You may recall that about four months ago, Josh Brolin was selected to replace Sean Penn as the lead in Asger Leth's Cartel.
Well, a recent tweet from Production Weekly announces not only that production on the movie will begin in May, but also that the title has changed, apparently to Waterbug.
The story invovles a man living in the world of Mexican drug cartels. He must fight to protect his son after his wife is murdered. The screenplay, penned by Peter Craig, is based loosely on the 1993 Italian flick La Scorta (The Escort), which involves a judge in a dangerous part of Sicily who takes a job trying to unravel a Mafia plot.
No specific release date has been announced for Waterbug, and the only other confirmed cast member is Canadian wrestler Mike Sharpe. This will be Leth's first fictional feature movie; he also directed the 2006 documentary Ghosts of Cité Soleil, which involved Haitian gangs. Posted 02.24.10 by reelz
Variety reports that Josh Brolin has been selected to replace one of the roles vacated by Sean Penn when Penn unexpectedly went on hiatus for personal reasons.
Brolin will star in director Asger Leth's Cartel, which tells the story of a man living in the world of Mexican drug cartels. He must fight to protect his son after his wife is murdered. Production is scheduled to begin early next year in Mexico City.
The screenplay, which was penned by Peter Craig, is loosely based on the 1993 Italian flick La Scorta (The Escort), which involves a judge in a dangerous part of Sicily who takes a job trying to unravel a Mafia plot.
Cartel is scheduled for release sometime next year, although no specific date has been announced. Posted 10.01.09 by reelz