The Walk (2015)
It has been six years now since James Marsh recounted Philippe Petit’s tightrope walk between the World Trade Center towers in his documentary Man on Wire. In Petit, Marsh found a captivating dreamer and the story was mixed with intrigue and with its caper sensibilities, made your friend that complains about documentaries being boring bite his tongue. It was the kind of story that made you wonder why it hadn’t been made into a film before. Now we are treated at a first look at Robert Zemeckis’ response to that wonderment, with The Walk.
Here is a brief synopsis (courtesy of IMDB):
The story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit’s attempt to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.
The Walk stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley, and Charlotte Le Bon, and is scheduled for release October 2, 2015.