Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays the French tightrope walker Philippe Petit in this new teaser trailer for The Walk. A new film from director Robert Zemeckis.
You probably haven’t heard of Phillippe Petit but he performed an amazing acrobatic event that amazed the world. He walked upon a tightrope that was connected between the Twin Towers in 1974, a quarter mile up from the ground.
The whole event was illegal and the authorities threatened to pluck him off the line using a helicopter! Phillipe crossed the line eight times. In that time he layed down, waved to the crowds and even danced.
Although illegal everyone was impressed and the authorities even wavered all charges against him if agreed to put on a tightrope show for the children in Central Park.
Now, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is playing Phillippe in a new biopic from director Robert Zemeckis (Back To The Future, Castaway).
If you want to find out more about the amazing tightrope walk, I recommend watching the excellent Oscar winning documentary, Man On Wire.
The Walk will be released on 2nd October 2015 in the US and UK.