'Dark Knight Rises' to Film at Occupy Wall Street?
Could the Dark Knight Rises include the protestors at Occupy Wall Steet?
It's a possibility, according to the Los Angeles Times, which cites production sources who say the actors have been told the movie may include scenes from the protests.
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The Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures production arrives in New York on Oct. 29 to film. They've filed for permits under code name "Magnus Rex," the Times reports.
Even though the Zuccotti Park protests could be included as backdrop for the footage, they likely won't be written in the script.
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According to the casting call, actors should have "military and/or law enforcement training/experience, weapons training, and/or martial arts training." The characters will live in "a city besieged by crime and corruption," which is along the lines of Occupy Wall Street's message. (But likely going against the protestor's message? Appearing in a $250 million budget movie.)
A Warner Bros. spokesperson confirmed the production would move to New York City this month, but would not confirm shoot details. It has already filmed scenes in Pittsburgh and Jodhpur, India and is currently in Los Angeles.
The film, starring Christian Bale, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anne Hathaway, is due in theaters next year.