Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Portray World Trade Center Tightrope Walker Phillippe Petit in New Film

A movie trailer has been released for The Walk, a full-length feature film based on the events surrounding the famous 1974 tightrope walk by Phillippe Petit. In that walk, Mr. Petit illegally crossed between the Twin Towers in Manhattan unassisted and without a harness.

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.

The film is set to be released in October of 2015.

via The Bowery Boys

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