Charlotte Le Bon and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in The Walk Photo: TriStar Pictures
TriStar has announced production on Robert Zemeckis‘s film The Walk has officially wrapped and marks the occasion with the release of the first two pictures from the film in which Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as Philippe Petit based on his book “To Reach the Clouds,” in which he tells his story leading up to his illegal wire walk between the World Trade Center towers, which was recently documented in James Marsh‘s Man on Wire.
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, Petit and his gang overcome long odds, betrayals, dissension and countless close calls to conceive and execute their mad plan.
Robert Zemeckis, the director of such marvels as Forrest Gump, Cast Away, Back to the Future, Polar Express and Flight, again uses cutting edge technology in the service of an emotional, character-driven story. With innovative photorealistic techniques and IMAX 3D wizardry, The Walk is true big-screen cinema, a chance for moviegoers to viscerally experience the feeling of reaching the clouds. The film is a love letter to Paris and New York City in the 1970s, but most of all, to the Towers of the World Trade Center.
I’ve included one more picture below which features characters Barry Greenhouse (Steve Valentine), David (Benedict Samuel), Jeff (Domboy), Annie (Le Bon), Jean Pierre (Dale), Philippe Petit (Gordon-Levitt), Jean Louis (Sibony) and Albert (Schwartz).