CHICAGO – Before 1998’s “The Big Lebowski” there was 1996’s “Kingpin”, the Farrelly brothers bowling comedy that didn’t have the narrative intricacies of the Coen brothers’ classic, but had plenty of jokes about middle-aged men playing the sport. Today finds the release of “Kingpin” to Blu-ray for the first time, coming with only one new special feature.
Film News: ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ to Transform London’s Osterley Park Into Wayne Maynor
Updated: May 29, 2011 at 11:57 a.m. (added images four through seven)
CHICAGO – We reported a week ago that “The Dark Knight Rises” may transform the West London mansion Osterley Park into the film’s Wayne Maynor. While this hasn’t yet been officially confirmed by Warner Bros., we now have enough information to unofficially confirm this rumor.
Thanks to HollywoodChicago.com source Courage Under Fire, today we have images that evidence filming will occur at Osterley Park. And last week, Osterley Park posted the following information to its Web site:
This summer, we are taking the rare step to close Osterley House to the public for four days – on June 15, 16, 17 and 22, 2011 – for private hire.
In addition, we are closing some rooms of the house on a phased basis from May 19, 2011 to July 3, 2011. Please see this schedule for further details, or if you are planning a visit to Osterley, please call 020-8232-5050.
Courage Under Fire visited Osterley Park today and snapped the pictures in this image gallery. He also provides us with the following information:
Osterley Park is the inside of Wayne Manor for “The Dark Knight Rises”. Three rooms will be used: the dining room, the study and a third room we don’t currently know. It was mentioned the study has a secret exit that will lead to the Batcave.
We are guaranteed a sighting of Alfred (Michael Caine), Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) and I think Selina Kyle/Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) as she’s likely to be having dinner with Bruce.
“The Dark Knight Rises” will again star Christian Bale as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Gary Oldman as Jim Gordon, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, Michael Caine as Alfred, Tom Hardy as Bane, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake, Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate, Josh Pence as the young Ra’s al Ghul, Diego Klattenhoff as a rookie cop and Matt Modine as Nixon. The film also stars Juno Temple, Alon Aboutboul, Tom Conti and Joey King. Nestor Carbonell and Daniel Sunjata are currently rumored to be involved.
The film, which is again directed by Christopher Nolan, is scheduled for release on July 20, 2012. “The Dark Knight Rises” is written by David S. Goyer (story), Bob Kane (characters), Christopher Nolan (screenplay), Christopher Nolan (story) and Jonathan Nolan (screenplay) with original music from Hans Zimmer and cinematography by Wally Pfister. During filming, “The Dark Knight Rises” is going by the fake name “Magnus Rex”.
You can click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through this slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. These photos were submitted to HollywoodChicago.com from our source Courage Under Fire.
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