A new poster’s arrived for writer/director Robert Zemeckis’ passion project, The Walk, which is hitting theaters this October. Based on the book To Reach the Clouds by Philippe Petit, The Walk is the true story of Petit’s incredible death-defying tightrope walk between the Twin Towers. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Philippe Petit in the action adventure film, with support from Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon, and James Badge Dale.
Twelve people have walked on the moon, but only one man – Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) – 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 photo realistic 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.
-By Rebecca Murray
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