Dark Knight incorporates Wall Street protests into film

Shooting on The Dark Knight Rises moves from Los Angeles to New York City next week and according to an insider, director Christopher Nolan plans to put the Wall Street protests to good use. Production details are being kept under wraps, but according to an insider, cast members were told some scenes may be shot at the Occupy Wall Street protests, according to the Los Angeles Times. Nolan is known for planning scenes months in advance, but the insider believes he may use the protests in the background. The Huffington Post speculates the protests may come in handy for the scene involving a jail breakout, in which the villain Bane and his criminal friends could run through the crowds in Central Park, causing chaos as Batman (Christian Bale) chases him through the hordes of people. Other possibilities include Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who’s playing a policeman, monitoring the protests; or Anne Hathaway as Catwoman, hiding within the masked protesters. A casting call for New York actors asks for people with “military and/or law enforcement training/experience, weapons training, and/or martial arts training.” The Dark Knight Rises opens July 20, 2012 in theaters.

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  1. shona • October 19, 2011 @ 12:07 PM

    smart tactic

  2. Katie • October 19, 2011 @ 10:20 PM

    Are those protests supposed to last for weeks? Don’t those people have anything better to do?

  3. David • October 20, 2011 @ 10:12 AM

    Hmmmm, will the protestors give Batman a hard time? After all, he is a billionaire.

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