Based on French tightrope artist Philippe Petit’s memoir “To Reach the Clouds”, The Walk narrates the real-life story of Petit and his insane idea of walking on a wire hanging high above the surface, the void between the World Trade Center towers, New York.
The story is real and thrilling to remember the man and his team who miraculously executed such an unimaginable and audacious plan.
As the book is not a biography of Petit, the film will only focus on his high-wire walk on 7th August 1974. Director Robert Zemeckis, who is known for films like Forrest Gump, Cast Away, Back to the Future, Polar Express, and Flight, yet again uses high-end technology to depict such a character-driven story.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays the daredevil Petit, while Ben Kingsley lives the character Papa Rudy, Petit’s long-time mentor. The movie comes in IMAX 3D to capture and give you the real experience of the breathtaking episode.
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, Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and his gang overcome long odds, betrayals, dissension, and countless close calls to conceive and execute their mad plan.
Movie – The Walk
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Ben Kingsley Charlotte Le Bon James Badge Dale
Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Based on “To Reach the Clouds” by Philippe Petit
Screenplay by Robert Zemeckis and Christopher Browne
Cinematography Dariusz Wolski
Released Date/Year: September 30, 2015