On August 7th 1974 a young Frenchman names Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between New York’s twin towers, then the world’s tallest buildings. After nearly an hour dancing on the wire, he was arrested, taken for psychological evaluation, and brought to jail before he was finally released.

6 years of planning, 110 stories… Man On Wire has all the makings for a gripping film based on a remarkable true story.