Rumor: ‘Dark Night Rises’ to Shoot at Occupy Wall Street

Jeff Mangum, Roseanne Barr, Talib Kweli, Naomi Klein, Slavoj Žižek, and even Kanye West have shown up at the Occupy Wall Street protests in the past month. Now, it looks like this powerful protest movement might find a permanent place in pop culture — as the setting for a scene in Christopher Nolan’s new Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises. According to the Los Angeles Times, the production has left LA for New York City, where it will shoot for two weeks, beginning October 29th. An anonymous source close to the film said that actors have been informed that some scenes may be shot at the movement’s headquarters of Zuccotti Park, and the paper speculates that Nolan could simply be using Occupy Wall Street as a backdrop for a scene from the original shooting script. Of course, it’s possible that the demonstration will have been evicted from the park by the time The Dark Night Rises arrives — but we have to imagine that, if the city economy stands to profit from the shoot, Mayor Bloomberg will do his best to ensure that no one gets kicked out before it’s through. [via Slashfilm]