Director Robert Zemeckis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt have wrapped production on their new film called The Walk. The movie tells the story of Philippe Petit's journey to walk across the twin towers on a tightrope. Today marks the 40th anniversary of that adventure. In celebration, two photos have been released from the movie, and Gordon-Levitt released a video where he talks about the movie.
The Walk also stars James Badge Dale, Ben Schwartz, Charlotte Le Bon, Clément Sibony, and César Domboy. Above you'll find a photo of the cast. This is truly an incredible story, one that will make for a great movie, especially with all of the amazing talent that came on to help bring it to life.
Twelve people have walked on the moon, but only one man has ever, or will ever, walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. Guided by his real-life mentor, Papa Rudy (Ben Kingsley), and aided by an unlikely band of international recruits, Petit and his gang overcome long odds, betrayals, dissension and countless close calls to conceive and execute their mad plan. Robert Zemeckis, the director of such marvels as Forrest Gump, Cast Away, Back to the Future, Polar Express and Flight, again uses cutting edge technology in the service of an emotional, character-driven story. With innovative photorealistic techniques and IMAX 3D wizardry, The Walk is true big-screen cinema, a chance for moviegoers to viscerally experience the feeling of reaching the clouds. The film is a love letter to Paris and New York City in the 1970s, but most of all, to the Towers of the World Trade Center.
The Walk opens on October 2nd, 2015.