So. Stressful. Our hearts were beating so fast during the chilling first look at ‘The Walk,’ where Joseph takes his first steps onto a tightrope over New York City. Watch the clip here and try not to get nervous!
We were at the edge of our seats watching Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 33, prepare to tightrope over New York City in his upcoming film The Walk. The Robert Zemeckis film is based off a true story of a man who tightrope walked between the two World Trade Center towers in 1974. If Joseph took our breath away during the nerve-racking trailer, we can only imagine how he will in 3D!
Joseph Gordon-Levitt In ‘The Walk’ Trailer: Tightropes Across New York City
The trailer starts with the camera climbing up the former skyscraper faster and faster, while Robert’s notable winning films are named at each new height. (Forest Gump, Cast Away, Flight).
We then see Joseph finally climb to the rooftop, and he overlooks the city at a brave new height. He climbs out on the buildings tiny platform hanging over the city and then steps onto a nearly invisible tightrope.
But the real chill-inducing moment is when he balances on one foot on the tiny tightrope and stretches out his other leg — our hearts were racing!
Joseph plays Philippe Petit, a real life French aerialist and juggler who, in 1974, recruited a group to help string a wire between the corners of the two towers, according to Entertainment Weekly. The World Trade Center had just barely opened, so Philippe and his crew snuck in illegally to place the wire.
We know that seeing this in IMAX and 3D will add to this thrilling adventure! The film will be released in theaters October 2015.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Will you be seeing The Walk in theaters? Did the trailer make you nervous? Sound off below!
— Julianne Ishler