Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale and Charlotte Le Bon are set to join the previously-attached Joseph Gordon-Levitt in To Walk the Clouds, director Robert Zemeckis’ upcoming narrative take on the story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit, who christened the newly-built World Trade Center back on August 7, 1974 by tight-rope walking in between the two towers on a taut wire cable.
In 2008, James Marsh directed Man on Wire, a documentary version of the story, which went on to take home an Academy Award.
Zemeckis has co-written the script with Christopher Browne, based on Petit’s memoirs and will produce alongside Starkey and Rapke with Cherylanne Martin as line and exec. producer and ImageMovers Jackie Levine also involved.
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