Frenchman Philippe Pettit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Don Jon) was just a boy when he fell in love with the high-wire act at a local circus. But Philippe didn’t want to be a circus act. He had more… exotic stages in mind. So when a chance encounter with a magazine touting the new construction marvel-in-progress that was New York’s World Trade Center, Philippe knew that this was it.From that moment, his goal was a simple one: to string a wire between the Twin Towers and walk across it. The fact that his goal was probably impossible, highly illegal, and absolutely crazy?