Real World Wants to Cast ... Occupy Protesters?

And 'Dark Knight' just might end up filming them, too
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 19, 2011 8:20 AM CDT
Real World Wants to Cast ... Occupy Wall Street Protesters?
Members of the Occupy Wall Street community protest outside of the Manhattan District Attorney's office to demand the release of their fellow protesters who were arrested.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Participating in Occupy Wall Street might actually get you a job … on the Real World. The New York Observer points to a Craigslist ad that showed up Monday: “MTV's Real World is seeking cast members to tell their unique stories on our show,” it reads. “Are you a part of the OCCUPY WALL STREET movement?” If so, better get your bio and three recent pictures over to Bunim/Murray Productions lickety split! But if you "appear to be" over the age of 24, you need not apply...

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Even the protesters who can’t bring themselves to audition for a reality show may find themselves on the big screen: The Dark Knight Rises, which has been filming in Los Angeles, will be coming to New York on Oct. 29—and sources tell the Los Angeles Times that the Christopher Nolan film may be shooting scenes at the Occupy Wall Street protests. One source notes that the protests could play a part in the production, and the Times theorizes that Nolan might use them as a backdrop for something already written into the storyline. (Read more Occupy Wall Street stories.)

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