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OWS protesters may appear in next 'Batman' film

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Here's a job the "Occupy Wall Street" protesters can have (whether they like it or not): extras in a new movie. "Dark Knight Rises," the third installment for Christopher Nolan's Batman franchise, is scheduled to film in New York City in the near future and some of the scenes are set near the protests, according to the LA Times:

Under its code name "Magnus Rex," the Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures production will arrive in the nation's biggest city for 14 days starting Oct. 29, according to a casting notice recently issued by producers. And, according to a person briefed on actors’ schedules who requested anonymity because production details were being kept confidential, cast members have been told the shoot could include scenes shot at the Occupy Wall Street protests.

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some demonstrators may find that the film accords with their mission. The casting call says that characters will inhabit "a city besieged by crime and corruption." That’s almost like a description you’d read on a, well, Occupy Wall Streeter's protest sign.

It's also like cheap labor.

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