Summit moves the Sam Worthington/Elizabeth Banks film out of the way of two other thrillers
"Man on a Ledge" is getting some room to jump.
With the earlier release date, the film would have been up against Universal's "Contraband," a thriller starring Mark Wahlberg and Kate Beckinsale. It would have also had to compete with Sony's "Premium Rush," a thriller starring the always-strong Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Michael Shannon.
On Jan. 27, "Man on a Ledge" will be up against Dimension's horror sequel "The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes," Open Road's action-drama "The Grey" and Lionsgate's action comedy "One for the Money."
"Man on a Ledge" is about an ex-cop-turned criminal, played by Worthington, who threatens to kill himself by jumping from the top of a hotel in New York City. Police send a police psychologist, played by Banks, to talk him down. The police don't know, however, that the suicide attempt is a ploy to cover up a diamond heist.
Asger Leth directed and Pablo F. Fenjves wrote the script.