A few days ago, while promoting his Indie film "Jesus Was A Commie," (oxymoron, anyone?), Matthew Modine, who plays Nixon in The Dark Knight Rises, offered up some details on Christopher Nolan's plans to use Occupy Wall Street.
Modine tells IndieWire why it never happened:
The wisdom of Christopher Nolan and his incredible team was that, while it seemed like a good idea to give [the protestors] an opportunity for work, to give them money, it would send a terrible message. At the end of the day, we're making a movie. What's happening down there is more important than that. To co-opt what's happening there and around the country… we didn't want to trivialize it. It was more important to respect what they're doing than to do anything that could potentially trivialize the political situation downtown.
And regarding the character of Nixon, which seems to be an enigma, you can check out what we've been told just who exactly Nixon really is.
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.
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