‘The Dark Knight Rises’ may utilize Occupy Wall Street protests

Taking advantage?

In what may be an interesting example of a movie trying to take advantage of current events, the protests at Occupy Wall Street are looking like they may be utilized by the producers of “The Dark Knight Rises” when production shifts to New York City later this month. (After all, what better way to showcase Gotham City in unrest than using a real city suffering from the same thing?)

According to a new report from the Los Angeles Times, actors in the upcoming blockbuster have been told that scenes from the protest could be used in the film. Production for the film has been in such places as Los Angeles and Pittsburgh so far, but director Christopher Nolan seems intent on getting the best footage he can from everywhere (which makes sense, considering that he has a $250 million budget).

Occupy Wall Street has expanded as a movement over the past several weeks, and has started to even include protests in other countries.

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