It looks like Joseph Gordon-Levitt enjoyed looking nothing like Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Looper, as it appears he’s at it again with The Walk, where he’s transformed himself into Philippe Petit.
In 1974 the daredevil infamously, and illegally, walked on a tightrope between the Twin Towers of New York’s World Trade Center, as shown in the acclaimed documentary Man On Wire.
The Walk, directed by Robert Zemeckis, takes a look at this incredible event.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘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.’
The movie is due out autumn 2015.