Der Trailer zu „Man On A Ledge“ mit Sam Worthington und Elizabeth Banks in den Hauptrollen nimmt zwar für meinen Geschmack zu viel des tatsächlichen Films vorweg (die offizielle Plot-Beschreibung übrigens auch), doch das ganze könnte sich durchaus als vernünftiger Heist-Thriller entpuppen. Zudem kann sich auch die Nebendarstellerriege mit Jamie Bell, Ed Harris, Edward Burns, Anthony Mackie und Kyra Sedgwick durchaus sehen lassen.
Nick Cassidy (Sam Worthington) was an honest cop. Now he’s in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Desperate, he seizes the first chance to escape. Hours later, he is freshly shaven in an expensive suit, standing on a window ledge high above New York City. As a crowd gathers below, police cordon off the area and agree to Nick’s request to speak with pretty police negotiator Lydia Anderson (Elizabeth Banks). But Lydia doesn’t know that she is part of his grand plan, a plan that could give them both a second chance.
Speaking quietly into a lapel microphone, Nick coordinates the high-tech theft of a $30 million diamond—the same diamond he was convicted of stealing. It’s the only way he can prove his innocence, but he needs Lydia’s help—and he’s running out of time. When his identity is exposed, a SWAT team positions itself on the roof, read to take him out. Lydia isn’t sure he’s telling the truth, but if he really was set up for the diamond heist, it had to be an inside job, which means at least one of the cops on the scene wants Nick dead. With SWAT about to move, cops destroying the evidence that could save him and nowhere to go but down, Nick’s chances of survival are getting slimmer by the minute.
(via First Showing)