Who’s ready to take a leap with Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and step out onto a high wire set between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center? Charlotte Le Bon, James Badge Dale and Ben Schwartz’s characters in The Walk aren’t about to go that far, but they are all willing to support Philippe while he tries to pull off his “coup.” Le Bon steps in as Annie, Philippe’s girlfriend, Dale is a scene-stealer as French-speaking New Yorker JP and then we’ve got Schwartz as Albert, a team member who isn’t entirely convinced Philippe will succeed.
I’ve already shared my full interview with Gordon-Levitt and the bits during which the cast talks about working with director Robert Zemeckis, but there’s still more because I also had the time to play a little “Would You Rather” with Schwartz, Dale and Le Bon. Find out if they’d rather work with a co-star who prepares to excess or not enough and much more in the video below. The Walk is currently playing in select theaters and is due for a nationwide expansion on October 9th.
Here are the previous editions of “Would You Rather:”
- Kill Your Friends: Nicolas Hoult
- A Patch of Fog: Conleth Hill
- Fantastic Four: Miles Teller, Jamie Bell, Kate Mara and Michael B. Jordan
- Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation: Simon Pegg and Rebecca Ferguson
- Pixels: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad and Chris Columbus
- Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials: Dylan O’Brien, Ki Hong Lee, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Giancarlo Esposito and Rosa Salazar
- Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Matt Smith, Lily James and Jack Huston
And here’s the official synopsis for The Walk:
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. Robert Zemeckis, the director of such marvels as Forrest Gump, Cast Away, Back to the Future, Polar Express and Flight, again uses cutting edge technology in the service of an emotional, character-driven story. With innovative photorealistic techniques and IMAX 3D wizardry, The Walk is true big-screen cinema, a chance for moviegoers to viscerally experience the feeling of reaching the clouds. The film is a love letter to Paris and New York City in the 1970s, but most of all, to the Towers of the World Trade Center.