Box Office: $10.1M
PRINCIPAL CASTJoseph Gordon-Levitt, Charlotte Le Bon, Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale, Steve Valentine, Benedict Samuel, Ben Schwartz, Cesar Domboy, Clement Sibony
WRITERChristopher Browne, Robert Zemeckis, Philippe Petit
Forty years after Philippe Petit's impossible dream, director Robert Zemeckis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (portraying Petit) are themselves accomplishing the seemingly impossible: bringing the lost towers back to epic life. Only in cinema is this possible now. Seeing the film as both a madcap caper and a love letter to the towers, Zemeckis is doing much more than telling this story: he's showing it in a true big screen experience. Using the latest in state-of-the-art visual effects, 3D, and IMAX technology, the film will make moviegoers feel as close as they will ever come to walking on clouds.
The film is an expansive story of the characters and events that led up to the famous walk - including Philippe's experiences growing up, his romantic entanglements and the complicated relationship with his surrogate father Papa Rudy (Sir Ben Kingsley). The cast also includes Charlotte Le Bon as Petit's lover, as well as James Badge Dale and Ben Schwartz as members of the ragtag gang he recruits to pull off the absurdly ambitious and dangerous "heist."
thematic elements involving perilous situations, and for some nudity, language, brief drug references and smoking