What kind of logic goes into selecting the cast of a Hollywood studio film? After watching the ftrailer or Robert Zemeckis’ upcoming “The Walk” I’m compelled to ask this. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a fine actor but any non-renewable actor trying to do the accent always comes across as an impersonation of Pepé Le Pew.
Maybe during the course of the movie that accent won’t be a problem, nor those awful wigs, but in this trailer for “The Walk” it evokes laughter more than anything else.
“The Walk” tells the real life exploits of high-wire artist Philippe Petit and his daring attempt to scale New York’s World Trade Center towers in the 70’s. This event was covered in 2008’s “Man on Wire” documentary.
What a tech savvy filmmaker like Zemeckis can offer is to recreate an era, bring to life a landmark and bring us on a visually thrilling journey in IMAX no less to the top of the twin towers. Let’s hope the rest is as thrilling.
The Walk will be released in Singapore cinemas on the 1st of October 2015 and in Malaysia on the 15th of October 2015.
The Walk Cast & Crew Information
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Producers: Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, Brian Oliver and Tyler Thompson, Nicky Kentish Barnes and Baltasar Kormákur
Screenplay: William Nicholson and Simon Beaufoy
Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
The Walk Malaysia and Singapore Release Dates Information
The Walk Malaysia Release Date: 15 October 2015
The Walk Singapore Release Date: 1 October 2015
The Walk U.S. Release Date: 2 October 2015