First image of Joseph Gordon-Levitt as wire-walker Philippe Petit

The first image has arrived online from the set of Robert Zemeckis’ biopic of daredevil Philippe Petit, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt starring as the legendary risk-taker.

The film will chart Petit’s attempt at “the artistic crime of the century”, in which he and several accomplices managed to evade security at the World Trade Centre in order to walk a high-wire between the two towers.

Having previously existed under the working title To Reach The Clouds , the film has now been re-named The Walk , a title it shares with Petit’s autobiography.

As for the first image, it shows Gordon-Levitt in character alongside co-star Charlotte Le Bon, with neither of them looking particularly perturbed by the thought of the dizzying heights to come…

Directed by Zemeckis and co-starring Ben Kingsley and James Badge Dale, The Walk will open in the US on 2 October 2015, with a UK date to be confirmed.

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