Benedict Samuel has joined the cast of Robert Zemeckis' latest project.
Based on 'To Reach the Clouds,' the memoir of Philippe Petit - an aerial artist who successfully completed an unauthorized walk across a tightrope between the Twin Towers of New York's World Trace Centre in 1974.
Samuel joins an impressive cast that includes Joseph Gordon Levitt, James Badge Dale and Ben Kingsley.
Levitt is cast to play Petit and Zemeckis intends to shoot the film in 3D.
Benedict can soon be seen starring opposite Krysten Ritter, Nick Nolte, and Iggy Pop in Jake Hoffman's romantic comedy Asthma, which is set to have it's premiere in July at the Karlovy Vary Film Fest in Germany.
Zemeckis co-wrote the script with Christopher Browne, and is producing alongside his partners from his production company ImageMovers, Jack Rapke and Steve Starkey.