First Look: Joseph Gordon-Levitt in 'Man on Wire' Tale 'The Walk'
Earlier this year we heard that Cast Away and Forrest Gump director Robert Zemeckis was teaming up with actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt to tell the story of Phillippe Petit, the man who did a high wire walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center back in 1974. The film was originally called To Reach the Clouds, based on Petit's book of the same name, but now it will be known as The Walk as it heads to theaters on October 2nd, 2015. Production just wrapped on the narrative film inspired by James Marsh's documentary Man on Wire, and two first look photos from the 2015 film have just emerged. Look below!
Here's the first two photos from Robert Zemeckis' The Walk from USA Today:
And here's a video from Joseph Gordon-Levitt, posted on his HitRecord site, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the actual high wire stunt. In it, he asks users to share their impossible dreams. Watch:
Guided by his mentor, Papa Rudy (Ben Kingsley), and aided by an unlikely band of international recruits, Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and his gang overcome long odds, betrayals, dissension and countless close calls to conceive and execute their mad plan to walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. James Badge Dale, Ben Schwartz, Charlotte Le Bon, Clément Sibony and César Domboy also star in The Walk, directed by Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future, Cast Away, Forrest Gump), and shot using innovative photorealistic techniques and IMAX 3D wizardry. The film arrives October 2nd, 2015.