Those who suffer from a fear of heights might want to prepare themselves before checking out the trailer for The Walk starring a very young-looking Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Based on a true story, director Robert Zemeckis helms this story of a man who was determined to walk between the World Trade Center towers. The Walk, based on the book To Reach the Clouds by Philippe Petit and adapted for the screen by Zemeckis and Christopher Browne, will be heading to the theaters in 3D and IMAX 3D on October 2, 2015.
The Plot, Courtesy of Sony Pictures:
40 years after Petit’s impossible dream, Zemeckis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (portraying Petit) are themselves accomplishing the seemingly impossible: bringing the lost towers back to epic life. Only in cinema is this possible now. Seeing the film as both a madcap caper and a love letter to the towers, Zemeckis is doing much more than telling this story: he’s showing it in a true big screen experience. Using the latest in state-of-the-art visual effects, 3D, and IMAX technology, the film will make moviegoers feel as close as they will ever come to walking on clouds.
The film is an expansive story of the characters and events that led up to the famous walk – including Philippe’s experiences growing up, his romantic entanglements and the complicated relationship with his surrogate father Papa Rudy (Sir Ben Kingsley). The cast also includes Charlotte Le Bon as Petit’s lover, as well as James Badge Dale and Ben Schwartz as members of the ragtag gang he recruits to pull off the absurdly ambitious and dangerous “heist.”
Watch the trailer:
-By Rebecca Murray
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