Edward Burns cast in Sam Worthington film

EXCLUSIVE: Genesis Rodriguez also joins 'Man on a Ledge'

Edward Burns and Genesis Rodriguez have joined the cast of Summit's thriller "Man on a Ledge," being directed by Asger Leth.

The project, which begins shooting this month in New York, stars Sam Worthington as a fugitive ex-cop perched on the ledge of a high-rise building while a hard-living NYPD hostage negotiator (Elizabeth Banks) tries to talk him down. The longer they are on the ledge, the more she realizes he might have an ulterior objective.

Jamie Bell and Anthony Mackie also have been cast in the film.

Rodriguez plays Bell's girlfriend who, along with Bell, tries to prove Worthington's innocence. Burns is a rival negotiator who tries to swoop in when he believes Banks has a conflict of interest.

The screenplay was penned by Pablo F. Fenjves and rewritten by Chris Gorak and the team of Erich and Jon Hoeber.

Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, Mark Vahradian and David Ready will produce via the Di Bonaventura Pictures banner.

Burns, whose most recent major studio movie was "27 Dresses," recently wrapped production on "Nice Guy Johnny," which he directed and stars in. He's repped by WME.

For Rodriguez, the "Ledge" deal falls on the heels of her nabbing the female lead in "Casa de mi padre," Will Ferrell's Spanish-language comedy. She's repped by ICM and manager Ivan De Paz.