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Jamie Bell has officially joined the cast of Asger Leth’s “Man on a Ledge”, which is set to star Sam Worthington as a dude who, well, ends up on a ledge. Hence the title.
“Ledge” will find Worthington playing a cop who is thrown in jail for a crime he didn’t commit. When he’s let out for his father’s funeral, our wrongly accused hero escapes custody and ends up on a hotel ledge threatening to kill himself.
Bell will play the ex-cop’s brother, who, as luck would have it (wink wink) is planning a heist of a jewelry store across the street from the scene while the cops are preoccupied by the suicicde case.
“The Hurt Locker’s” Anthony Mackie (below) is also in negotiations to play the wrongly accused cop’s ex-partner, who tries to talk him down. Mackie recently was in line to land a role in “Mission Impossible 4″ until his audition was canceled and the studio went with Jeremy Renner.
Shooting is expected this November on location in New York.