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First Trailer for Robert Zemeckis’ ‘The Walk’ starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt

the-walk-joseph-gordon-levitt-charlotte-le-bon-slice1Well, after taking a step back to his earlier days of filmmaking with Flight, director Robert Zemeckis is embracing 3D again in with his latest outing, the true life tale The Walk. Essentially a narrative retelling of the documentary Man on Wire, this film will see Zemeckis use 3D to give audience members vertigo if possible in telling the story of Philippe Petit, the man who walked across the World Trade Center towers on a tightrope in 1974. The doc is fantastic in case any of you haven’t already seen it, but I’m curious about this one. The First Trailer has dropped for The Walk, and while it highlights presumably how immersive the extra dimension will be, it also gives us a look at star Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Zemeckis directs (and co-wrote the adaptation of Petit’s book alongside Christopher Browne), with Gordon-Levitt surrounded by the likes of Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale, Ben Schwartz, and Charlotte Le Bon among the other cast members. Personally, my entryway into this film is the curiosity about if this will get Gordon-Levitt his first Academy Award nomination. The material is certainly baity enough, with an awards friendly release of next October. Something tells me we could see it at the 2015 New York Film Festival, but time will tell in that regard. Take a look at JGL in the Trailer below and stay tuned for plenty more on The Walk over the next ten months or so…

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Written by Joey Magidson

When he’s not obsessing over new Oscar predictions on a weekly basis, Joey is seeing between 300 and 350 movies a year. He views the best in order to properly analyze the awards race/season each year, but he also watches the worst for reasons he mostly sums up as "so you all don't have to". In his spare time, you can usually find him complaining about the Jets or the Mets. Still, he lives and dies by film. Joey's a voting member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

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