Man on a Ledge (5/29) and Gone (5/29) Full Press Release(x2)
MUST-SEE ACTION THRILLERS FROM SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT, MAN ON A LEDGE AND GONE, ARRIVE JUST IN TIME FOR SUMMER WITH BLU-RAY, DVD, DIGITAL DOWNLOAD AND ON DEMAND AVAILABLE MAY 29
All-Star Casts Include Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell, Edward Burns, Ed Harris, Amanda Seyfried, Jennifer Carpenter and Wes Bentley
LOS ANGELES (April 10, 2012) – Two must-see action thrillers will make their way to Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand this summer when Lionsgate Home Entertainment releases two Summit Entertainment titles, the heist-thriller Man on a Ledge, alongside gripping suspense film Gone, both arriving on May 29. Man on a Ledge and Gone are sold separately and will each be available for $30.49 SRP on Blu-ray Disc and $26.99 SRP on DVD.
Man on a Ledge stars Sam Worthington (Avatar, Wrath of the Titans) as Nick Cassidy, an ex-cop who escapes from prison to plan the ultimate heist: steal a $40 million diamond from a cutthroat businessman, and in the process prove his innocence. Hailed by critics as “a heart-pounding adrenaline rush,” the film’s all-star ensemble cast also includes Elizabeth Banks (upcoming What to Expect When You’re Expecting, The Hunger Games), Jamie Bell (The Adventures of Tintin, Jumper), Anthony Mackie (upcoming Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, The Hurt Locker), Edward Burns (Friends with Kids, 15 Minutes), Titus Welliver (The Town, TV’s “Lost”), Genesis Rodriguez (Casa de mi Padre, HBO’s “Entourage”), Kyra Sedgwick (TV’s “The Closer,”Phenomenon) and four-time Academy Award® nominee Ed Harris*. Man on a Ledge bonus materials include “The Ledge” - a “making of” featurette and a trailer audio commentary by Elizabeth Banks.
Psychological thriller Gone, starring Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia, In Time), follows a desperate young woman who, after being ignored by the police, is forced to go on the hunt alone for a maniacal serial killer whom she believes has kidnapped her sister. Directed by Heitor Dhalia (Adrift) from a screenplay by Allison Burnett (Underworld: Awakening, Fame), this intense, chilling thriller also stars Daniel Sunjata (TV’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” One For The Money), Jennifer Carpenter (Showtime’s “Dexter,” Quarantine), Sebastian Stan (Black Swan, Captain America: The First Avenger) and Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games, American Beauty).
*Best Actor in a Supporting Role, The Hours, 2002; Best Actor in a Leading Role, Pollock, 2000; Best Actor in a Supporting Role, The Truman Show, 1998; Best Actor in a Supporting Role,Apollo 13, 1995
Lionsgate is a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms and international distribution and sales. The Company has built a strong television presence in production of primetime cable and broadcast network series, distribution and syndication of programming and an array of channel assets. Lionsgate currently has 15 shows on more than 10 networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses, including such critically-acclaimed hits as the multiple Emmy Award-winning “Mad Men,” “Weeds” and “Nurse Jackie,” along with the powerful drama “Boss” and the syndication successes “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne”, its spinoff “Meet the Browns,” “The Wendy Williams Show” and “Are We There Yet?”
Its feature film business has been fueled by such recent successes as the blockbuster first installment of “The Hunger Games” franchise, which achieved the third highest-grossing opening weekend of all time at the North American box office, “The Expendables,” “The Lincoln Lawyer,” “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family” and “Margin Call.” With the January 2012 acquisition of Summit Entertainment, the Company now has the two leading young adult franchises – the blockbuster “Twilight Saga,” which has grossed more than $2.5 billion at the worldwide box office, and “The Hunger Games.” Recent Summit hits include “Red,” “Letters to Juliet,” “Knowing,” the “Step Up” franchise and the Academy Award-winning Best Picture, “The Hurt Locker.”
Lionsgate’s home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rate. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 13,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company’s core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world.
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