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The Walk (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) - First trailer

The Walk

The teaser trailer for The Walk has arrived.

Directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Philippe Petit, the film follows the French high-wire artist who walked between the Twin Towers in 1974.

The film also stars Charlotte Le Bon, Ben Kingsley and James Badge Dale.

The exploits of Petit have already been chronicled in the award-winning documentary Man On Wire.

The story goes like this… On August 7, 1974, a young Frenchman called Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire suspended between New York’s twin towers, then the world’s tallest buildings. After an hour dancing on the wire, with no safety net or harness, he was arrested and thrown into an underground prison. But he later became a folk hero.

The Walk is released in UK cinemas on October 2, 2015.

Read our interview with the real-life Philippe Petit

Watch the teaser trailer:

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