Something about The Walk just isn’t doing it for us. Perhaps it’s many things. Joseph Gordon-Levitt looks weird in it, maybe that’s one. The union of an intimate story with such bombastic visuals may be another. Mainly it’s that Joseph Gordon-Levitt looks weird, though. If you’ve ever seen the documentary Man On Wire, then you’ll already know the story of Philippe Petit. If you’ve never seen the documentary Man On Wire, then the synopsis below will help you on your merry way. FYI, JGL also looked weird in Looper.
“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, 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. 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.”
The Walk stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale, Ben Schwartz, Steve Valentine and Charlotte Le Bon and is set for release in October, 2015.
Check out the trailer below –