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Liv Tyler, Patrick Wilson on 'The Ledge'

Suspense film also stars Terrence Howard, Charlie Hunnam

Liv Tyler and Patrick Wilson have been cast in the suspense film "The Ledge" from first-time writer-director Matthew Chapman.

The actors join Terrence Howard and Charlie Hunnam in the story of a man (Hunnam) standing on a high-rise ledge who insists he must jump by noon as the policeman below (Howard) tries to manage the situation.

The film, which is being produced by Michael Mailer ("Loverboy") and Mark Damon ("Monster"), began shooting Monday in Baton Rouge, La.

Executive producers include Howard, Moshe Diamant, Bobby Ranghelov and Tamara Stuparich De La Barra.

" 'The Ledge' examines the different and sometimes dangerous beliefs people adopt as a means of surviving emotional trauma," Chapman said.

Added Mailer: "As more and more films succumb to the visual wizardry of 3D, 'The Ledge' explores the fourth dimension: the interior life of tortured souls hovering over the precipice of emotional nullity. This film is the reason why I became an independent filmmaker and why I continue to suffer in the trenches of independent filmmaking."

Damon's Foresight Unlimited is handling worldwide sales and financing the film, along with Germany's VIP Medienfonds. Foresight recently released "Captivity" and "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt," and it is developing an untitled comedy from "Hangover" writers Jon Lucas and Scott Moore.

Tyler, repped by Paradigm and the Schiff Co., has starred in "Stealing Beauty," "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, "The Strangers" and "The Incredible Hulk."

The CAA-repped Wilson recently starred in "Lakeview Terrace," "Watchmen" and "Little Children." He has "The A-Team" (June), "Morning Glory" (July) and "The Switch" (August) releasing this year, and he stars as the title character in "Barry Munday," which premieres Saturday at the SXSW Film Festival.