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.
The movie also stars Jamie Bell, Anthony Mackie, Genesis Rodriguez and Ed Harris.
Asger Leth directed and Pablo F. Fenjves wrote the script.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian produced.