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First Look At Joseph Gordon-Levitt As High-Wire Walker Philippe Petit In Robert Zemeckis’ ‘The Walk’
After wrapping principal photography yesterday (August 6th), these first two images have hit the web from Robert Zemeckis’ ‘The Walk.’ The film is a true story based on Philippe Petit’s book ‘To Reach the Clouds,’ starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the young dreamer who dared the impossible: an illegal wire walk between the World Trade Center towers.
Twelve people have walked on the moon, but only one man 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. Also starring in the film are James Badge Dale, Ben Schwartz, Charlotte Le Bon, Clément Sibony and César Domboy. ‘The Walk’ opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on October 2nd, 2015.
Last December it was announced that Juan Antonio Bayona, who last directed 2012’s tsunami drama ‘The Impossible,’ has signed a deal to direct the sequel to Paramount and Skydance Productions’ ‘World War Z.’ Today it is being reported that ‘Locke’ writer-director Steven Knight has been tapped to pen the screenplay, which has Brad Pitt set to reprise his role as Gerry Lane. Knight also wrote ‘Eastern Promises,’ the fantastic mini-series ‘Peaky Blinders’ and ‘Dirty Pretty Things.’
The original, which was based on the much beloved novel by Max Brooks, was one the summer’s biggest hits, grossing $202 million domestically and $540 million worldwide. ‘World War Z’ starred Brad Pitt as a United Nations employee who travels the world as he and a dwindling team try to stop a zombie plague, all the while trying to communicate with his family.
James Badge Dale, Ben Kingsley & Charlotte Le Bon Join Joseph Gordon-Levitt In ‘To Reach The Clouds’
Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale and Charlotte Le Bon are reportedly in talks to join Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Robert Zemeckis’ adaptation of Philippe Petit’s memoir ‘To Reach the Clouds.’ The subject of the fantastic Oscar-winning documentary from James Marsh, ‘Man On Wire,’ Petit is a high wire walker who gained international notoriety in 1974 when he walked – without permission – across a wire strung 1350 feet above the ground between New York City’s Twin Towers.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is portraying Philippe Petit. James Badge Dale is playing Petit’s friend while Ben Kingsley will play Petit’s mentor. Charlotte Le Bon will play Philippe Petit’s girlfriend, a street singer. The film is eyeing a summer shoot in Montreal, Canada.
THR bring word that Juan Antonio Bayona, who last directed 2012’s tsunami drama ‘The Impossible,’ has signed a deal to direct the sequel to Paramount and Skydance Productions’ ‘World War Z.’ The original, which was based on the much beloved novel by Max Brooks, was one the summer’s biggest hits, grossing $202 million domestically and $540 million worldwide. ‘World War Z’ starred Brad Pitt as a United Nations employee who travels the world as he and a dwindling team try to stop a zombie plague, all the while trying to communicate with his family.
Juan Antonio Bayona was on the very short shortlist of directors a few weeks ago. He met with Brad Pitt, who produced the movie via his Plan B banner and is also producing the sequel, before getting the gig. No writers are attached at this stage, but Bayona will oversee the writing process. The Spanish director has shown an ability to juggle scares, drama and big sequences — all of which ‘World War Z’ did successfully. Bayona directed the well-regarded Guillermo del Toro-produced ghost story ‘The Orphanage.’ Plus, ‘The Impossible’ nabbed star Naomi Watts an Academy Award nomination in a movie that was both tender and jaw-dropping in portraying the real-life tsunami that devastated Southeast Asia in 2004. The movie was also a hit, grossing $180 million worldwide.
Out and about promoting his new film ’12 Years a Slave’ at the Toronto Film Festival, Brad Pitt was asked whether or not a sequel to ‘World War Z’ was in the works. At this moment in time, ‘World War Z’ is one of the highest grossing films of 2013 and Pitt’s most successful movie ever, having earned a hefty $533 million at the worldwide box office. “We have so many ideas on the table from the time we spent developing this thing and figuring out how the zombie worlds work,” Pitt said in a new interview with Variety. “We gotta get the script right first to determine if we go further.”
Based on the 2006 novel by Max Brooks, the zombie blockbuster encountered a number obstacles on its way to the big screen, including a delay on the release date as significant reshoots took place for the film’s third act. But ‘World War Z,’ insiders say, ultimately prevailed thanks to an aggressive marketing campaign and positive reviews. Paramount is said to be leaning on Pitt, whose company Plan B produced the film, to make another feature as the ‘World War Z’ property was initially envisioned as a three-part franchise. “We have so many ideas and so much information–we think we have a lot of stuff to mine from,” Pitt said. Mireille Enos, who is in Toronto promoting her new film ‘Devil’s Knot,’ also told Variety said she’s on board 100% for the sequels. “We’ll wait and see how the script turns out but yes, I’d love to come back.”
Yahoo! Movies has revealed this first clip from ’Parkland.’ Based on the book ‘Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy’ by Vincent Bugliosi, the adapted screenplay is written by award-winning journalist and novelist Peter Landesman, who is making his directorial debut. ’Parkland’ stars Billy Bob Thornton, Zac Efron, Marcia Gay Harden, Paul Giamatti, Jacki Weaver, James Badge Dale, Jackie Earle Haley, Mark Duplass Ron Livingston, Colin Hanks, Tom Welling, Jeremy Strong, and David Harbour.
‘Parkland’ recounts the chaotic events that occurred at Parkland Hospital in Dallas on the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, November 22nd, 1963. Part thriller, part real-time drama, ‘Parkland’ is described as a “ferocious, heart-stopping story of unexceptional people fighting for survival and reaching for heroism in an exceptional time.” The film opens on October 4th.