Manhattan Mayhem: 'Cops' & 'Crooks' Collide on the Set of New Batman Movie
11.07.11 by BJSprecher
After an eventfull few days filming in Manhattan, director Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises (TDKR) production jaunted over to Newark, NJ, for a two-day shoot. Either nothing of interest was filmed in the Garden State or the die-hard amateur photographers and paparazzi who have been stalking the production failed to find the set in time to capture any good images or video. Whatever the case might be, the latest "spy" pics and videos to come out of Manhattan over the weekend more than make up for any misses in Newark as scores of Gotham City's finest collided with the armed-and-dangerous minions of Bane (Tom Hardy) in the staging of an all-out riot that might be the largest such brouhaha ever captured during filming.
The scene of the action was Wall Street, which doubles as Gotham City's financial district in Nolan's third and final Batman movie. After a short stand-off between Bane's army and the Gotham City Police Department (GCPD), several shots were fired and then both groups collided. Thankfully, the NY Daily News had a photographer on the ground to capture the action, with a couple amateur photographers providing fantastic video footage of the riot in progress. The only principal cast member spotted during the initial fracas was Matthew Modine, who can be seen charging into the group, gun ablaze, in the dress uniform of a GCPD officer.
The Dark Knight Rises was written by Jonathan Nolan from a story conceived by Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer. Academy Award-winner Christian Bale returns as Bruce Wayne/Batman, joined by returning cast members Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, Sir Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth, Nestor Carbonell as the mayor of Gotham City, and Gary Oldman as Commissioner James Gordon. New additions to the cast include Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman, Josh Pence as Ra's al Ghul, Juno Temple as Holly Robinson, Marion Cotillard as Wayne Enterprises board member Miranda Tate, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as policeman John Blake.