The Dark Knight Rises' Christian Bale Gets Punched and Chased By Communist China (Real Life)
created 12/16/2011 - 12:55am, updated 10/17/2013 - 5:24pm
Christian Bale, who was in China for his new movie, The Flowers Of War, got into a scuffle and car chase with the authorities of China.
While filming the movie, Bale heard about Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng's plight, an advocate against abusive practices by China's family-planning officials, who was recently released from prison.
Bale and a camera crew from CNN made their way to the small village where Chen lived, but were turned back by Chinese authorities.
According to CNN:
"Why can I not visit this free man?" Bale asked repeatedly, only to receive punches from guards aiming for his small camera as they tried to drag him away from the rest of us.
A precarious scene ensued Thursday as one of the gray minivans chased our car at high speed on bumpy country roads for some 40 minutes.
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The Flowers Of War has a limited initial release, December 21 in New York and December 23 in Los Angeles and San Francisco, with a wider 2012 release to be announced.
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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