I’ve read a lot of chat-room posts suggesting that Joseph Gordon-Levitt should walk off the edge of a very tall building, but somehow I don’t think this is what they had in mind. Gordon-Levitt will be playing Phillipe Petit, the only man to ever walk between the World Trade Centre buildings on a high wire, in The Walk.
The feature will be directed by Robert Zemeckis, who was behind Back to the Future, Cast Away and Flight, so Phillipe Petit is in the safest of hands. We now have a trailer for the biopic, which at 2 minutes might seem a little long for a teaser. But it doesn’t give any more away than it should, and leaves you feeling dizzy. Have a look, courtesy of Sony Pictures:
The Walk also stars Sir Ben Kingsley as Phillipe’s mentor Papa Rudy, along with James Badge Dale, Ben Schwartz, Charlotte Le Bon, Clément Sibony and César Domboy. The film will be showcased in Imax 3D which promises to brilliantly vertigo-inducing.
So, does The Walk look on the up and up?