2:37 PM PST 1/20/2012 by Chris Godley, Lindsay Flans, Kim Messina
Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Kyra Sedgwick and Anthony Mackie were among the stars who stepped out for a screening of the action/thriller at New York's Tribeca Grand and capped off the celebration with a party at Acme.
"In the movie I never had to go on the ledge. [Director ] Asger [Leth] asked me to go on the ledge and I was like, 'That’s above my pay grade,'" said the film's Anthony Mackie at the Cinema Society & Gilt Man screening of Man on a Ledge at the Tribeca Grand Hotel.
Director Asger Leth said of the film: "This was my first feature movie. I’ve done documentaries, commercials and all sorts of stuff before this. This is a big leap for me."
"On the very first day when we were shooting, it was the very first scene in the movie and he forgot to call action. And literally I was like, 'Are we going? What’s happening?' The cameras were rolling, speed was happening – there’s a certain protocol – and he was like a little kid in a candy store. He was so excited that he forgot to call action," said Elizabeth Banks (in Versace) of Leth's first major film directorial.
"it’s still got a lot of action in it. There’s a car chase, there are fights, I get chased by the SWAT team. It’s an action-packed movie – it’s not like it’s a period drama," said Sam Worthington of the film.
Sam Worthington and Elizabeth Banks
"The first time I stepped out on the ledge in the movie is the first time I actually did it, so basically what you see if what you get. I’m glad I didn’t burst into tears," said Worthington (left, with Banks).
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