Gordon-Levitating above New York.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt. is set to play daredevil tightrope walker Phillipe Petit in a new biopic to be directed by Robert Zemeckis.
To Reach the Clouds will tell the story of the Frenchman's life, which most famously included a stunt in which he illegally walked between the twin towers of the World Trade Centre in New York.
He also walked between the towers of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, amongst many other high profile stunts.
Petit's story has already been told to great success in 2008 documentary Man On Wire, which won the Oscar for Best Documentary.
Gordon-Levitt, who trained in gymnastics as a younger man, will adopt a French accent for the role.