Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Charlotte Le Bon and Ben Kingsley star in the tightrope drama The Walk, based on Philippe Petit’s memoirs To Reach the Clouds. Watch the movie trailers. See the photos and posters below.
The story centers on highwire artist Philippe Petit’s (Gordon-Levitt) attempt to walk a tightrope between the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers in 1974. Petit’s memoirs inspired the 2008 Oscar-winning documentary Man on Wire.
Release Date: September 30, 2015 (IMAX); October 2, 2015 (2D, 3D)
Studio: TriStar Pictures (Sony)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Adaptation
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Screenwriter: Christopher Browne, Robert Zemeckis
Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Charlotte Le Bon, Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale, Steve Valentine, Ben Schwartz, César Domboy, Benedict Samuel, Clément Sibony
Running Time: 2 hrs. 3 min.
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements involving perilous situations, and for some nudity, language, brief drug references and smoking.
Official Website: TheWalkMovie.Tumblr.com
“The Walk” is the true story of a young dreamer, Philippe Petit, and a band of unlikely recruits who together achieve the impossible: an illegal wire walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. With little more than nerve and blind ambition, Petit and his ragtag crew overcome daunting physical obstacles, betrayals, countless close calls and overwhelming odds to beat the system and execute their mad plan.