8.30PM, FOXTEL MASTERPIECE ★★★
The absolutely true and genuinely amazing story of Philippe Petit (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a decorated French highwire walker whose ultimate achievement occurred 110 storeys above the footpaths of New York. It was here, early one August morning in 1974, that Petit took a lengthy stroll between the twin towers of the World Trade Center. After a sluggish start, Gordon-Levitt masterfully maps out each step of Petit’s audacious sashay across the sky with both exacting skill and surprising emotion.
High-wire act: Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars in TheWalk.