Yes, the dude from The Breakfast Club has officially signed on to play a part in The Dark Knight (and it's funny because my friends and I were just talking about Anthony Michael Hall last night; how he's gone from this scrawny wimp to a beefed-up manly man). The LA Daily News reports that Hall (who currently stars in the TV show Dead Zone) has already shot some stuff in London and will rejoin production this August. Of course, the man is remaining tight-lipped on his role: "I signed a confidentiality agreement, and I can't say which part I'm playing because it affects the story. I can't give away the suspense - it's a $200 million surprise, and I don't want to be the guy to ruin it." However, he does add that his next filming dates are in Chicago with Morgan Freeman. So, if Hall is shooting some solo stuff with Freeman, one has to assume that his character might be some sort of assistant to Lucius Fox; maybe an employee of Wayne Enterprises who is beginning to dig up more than he can chew?
Additionally, Hall admitted that production will take place in Chicago, London and Hong Kong (three locations we already knew about) and that in order to shoot for one day in London, the crew on Dead Zone had to agree to take a three-day weekend so that Hall could do his thing? He says, "It was just a thrill. I felt like a rock star leaving the set, flying to London, going to shoot on a Saturday, you know? My crew really gave me a gift because they had to all vote union-wise to agree to not take a day's pay to help me out." For anyone that saw last night's Entourage episode, that scenario sounds pretty familiar, huh? This past weekend was pretty packed with Batman-related news; first there was that Vote for Harvey Dent website, and then another Joker-fied Dent site popped up giving way to our first look at Heath Ledger as the infamous villain. I like how Warner Bros. is pre-emptively attempting to beat all the leaked fanboy nonsense (set pics, etc ...), and if my sources are correct, we'll also be getting a larger taste (via the pic's first teaser) real soon.