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The Walk Trailer: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Does Crazy High-Wire Act

By B. Alan Orange — June 4th, 2015

Twelve people have walked on the moon, but only one man, Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), 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. We have the first domestic trailer for this thrilling act of daring-do, which shows the struggles Philippe Petit had to endure to pull of the impossible.

Robert Zemeckis, the director of such marvels as Forrest Gump, Cast Away, Back to The Future, The 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, a PG-rated, all-audience entertainment for moviegoers 8 to 80, unlike anything audiences have seen before, 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 Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that Robert Zemeckis' The Walk will make its World Premiere as the Opening Night selection of the upcoming 53rd New York Film Festival (September 25 - October 11), which will kick off at Alice Tully Hall. The Walk will be the second 3D feature selected for the Opening Night Gala since Ang Lee's Life of Pi in 2012 and also marks Robert Zemeckis' return to the Festival after Flight, the 2012 Closing Night Gala selection. Take a look at the new trailer, which arrives 6 months after the first http://movieweb.com/walk-movie-trailer/The Walk International Trailer:

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