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Matt McGloin

The Dark Knight Rises (2012): Newark, NJ Filming With Morgan Freenman and Marion Cotillard


picToday saw The Dark Knight Rises begin the first of a two day shoot in Newark, NJ.

A few details have hit the net as apparently the scenes involved Morgan Freeman, who plans Lucious Fox, and Martion Cotillard, who plays Miranda Tate. Both were spotted on set.

A writer for the NJ Patch posted the following:

It’s not every day you see celebrities Morgan Freeman and Marion Cotillard wandering around Newark City Hall.
But that’s because it wasn’t business as usual Thursday: The city’s epicenter was turned into what appeared to be a mock infirmary and ghetto, with cots lining the hallways and people dressed as vagrants, starting fires and wielding machine guns.
100 actors dressed as police officers [will be] present for a shoot, which will take place at the northwest corner of the [Federal] building [1100 Raymond Boulevard] from approximately 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. In addition to the actors, there will be mock SWAT and emergency vehicles.

The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters July 20th, 2012 and is directed by Christopher Nolan starring Christian Bale as Batman, Tom Hardy as Bane, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, Michael Cain as Alfred, Juno Temple and Josh Pence as a young Ra's al Ghul.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News The Dark Knight Rises Movie Hub for even more news, trailers and images.