Warner Bros. Pictures 'The Dark Knight Rises' open casting calls in Pittsburgh

Note: "The Dark Knight Rises" has been using the working titles of "Magnus Rex" and "Fox Hills Green". A working title is the temporary name of a film used during its development. Working titles are used primarily for two reasons - the first being that an official title has not yet been decided upon and the working title is being used as a filler for naming purposes, the second being to intentionally disguise the production of a high profile film. In some cases a working title may ultimately be used as the official title. This "title ruse" is now a very common practice by which these high-profile films or television series is given a fake working title to keep its production a secret, and to prevent price gouging by suppliers, casual theft and undesirable attention. It this case, I assure you that the title of this film will be "The Dark Knight Rises".

The third and final installment in Christopher Nolan's Batman film series is currently in production and the Pittsburgh casting directors are holding open casting calls for extras, stand-ins, and photo doubles. The Pittsburgh portion of shooting on "The Dark Knight Rises" will take place from July 28, 2011 through August 21, 2011 on a Wednesday through Sunday schedule. Many of the scenes are filmed during the day, and some are at night.

"The Dark Knight Rises" is currently filming in Croyden, UK and then will move along to Glasgow, Scotland in late June, 2011. Production will return to the U.S. in mid-July where filming will continue in Pittsburgh and then in New York.

The Screen Actors Guild currently lists the filming dates for "The Dark Night Rises" as May 6, 2011 through November 14, 2011. The release date is scheduled for July 20, 2012.

Open Casting Call Details

Smith & Webster-Davis Casting in association with Nancy Mosser Casting are holding open casting calls for people in the greater Pittsburgh, Ohio area to work on "The Dark Night Rises" as general background extras, photo doubles, and stand-ins for the film's starring actors. The film requires extras to play Victims and Perpetrators within a city besieged by crime and corruption.

The casting directors are seeking male and female adults of all ages, types, and any ethnicity. Here are some special casting needs:

• Prisoners and Thugs
• Prison Guards
• Police Officers
• Business type men and women
• Sports Fans

You MUST bring a photo ID such as Drivers License, State ID Card, Student ID Card, etc. You also MUST be legal to work in the U.S. with a valid working Social Security number.

Your photo will be taken at the open call, regardless of whether or not you bring own photos, so come prepared to have your photo taken. Avoid all logos, bright colors, and try to come dressed somewhat like one of the types listed above. Headshots and resumes are welcome but are not required.


Omni William Penn Hotel
530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Click Here for directions.
In the William Penn Ballroom (ground floor/downstairs)
Use the Oliver St. Entrance.
DO NOT call the venue, as they have no additional information.


Saturday June 11, 2011 - 9:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Sunday June 12, 2011 - 10:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Saturday June 18, 2011 - 9:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Sunday June 19, 2011 - 10:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Make sure to bring a pen or pencil with you and be prepared to fill out a form with the following information:

• Your sizes and measurements, height and weight. Know this information accurately prior to coming to the casting call.

• Your current occupation, jobs, and obligations - for scheduling purposes.

• Your real world experience, such as law enforcement, military, nurse, waitress, bartender, construction trades, sports, etc.

If you have Tattoos or any prosthesis - arms, legs, etc., please be prepared to let the casting directors know, as they will need to take a photo of you with any of these attributes. Any unique piercings that are visible may or may not need to be removed for filming, so be prepared to let them know (or show them) at the open call, if they can come out or not. Also, if you have any significant scars on either your upper torso or legs, please let them know.

If you are located in the Pittsburgh and surrounding areas but can't make it to the open casting calls, you can still be considered to work on the film by filling out the following extras registration form:

The Dark Knight Rises Pittsburgh Extras Casting Registration Form.

You MUST upload a recent color snapshot of yourself, as they can not cast people without a photo. If you are unable to upload a picture, please fill out the online application and mail in your picture to:

Nancy Mosser Casting
"The Dark Night Rises" Extras
c/o Blackbird Studios
3583 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

You can also email the photo to:


Pay Rate Information: General Extra Pay is $58.00 for 8 hrs, with overtime after 8 hrs. A normal filming day is usually approximately 12 hours, however can run longer. Stand-ins, photo doubles, and certain special ability talent make higher rates that will be specified upon hiring. This is a Non-Union area of filming, so there are no SAG extras.

"The Dark Night Rises" is seeking resumes for crew positions in Pittsburgh. Interested applicants should email resume as a .doc or .pdf attachgment to the following:

Put "The Dark Knight Rises Crew Resume" in the subject line of your email. This is for film crew positions only. NO actor or extras submissions will be accepted at this email address.

Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Please submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles and New York:

Jennifer Cram
John Papsidera
"The Dark Night Rises" Casting
Automatic Sweat
5243 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016


Nancy Mosser Casting
"The Dark Night Rises" Extras
c/o Blackbird Studios
3583 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

United Kingdom:

Lucinda Syson
"The Dark Night Rises" Casting
1St Floor
33 Old Compton St
London W1D 5JT
United Kingdom

Extras Casting


Nancy Mosser Casting
"The Dark Night Rises" Extras
c/o Blackbird Studios
3583 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
The Dark Knight Rises Pittsburgh Extras Casting Registration Form.


Casting Collective
"The Dark Night Rises" Extras
Olympic House
317-321 Latimer Rd.
London W10 6RA
The Dark Knight Rises London Casting Registration Form.

Los Angeles:

Smith & Webster-Davis Casting
"The Dark Night Rises" Extras
4924 Balboa Street
Suite 431
Encino, CA 91316
Registration Information Line: (310) 364-3521
The Dark Knight Rises Los Angeles Casting Registration Form.

New York:


Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Warner Bros. Pictures
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522

Batfilm Productions
333 Crestmont Road
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009

Subconscious Productions (LA)
1201 W. 5th Street
Suite F330
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Subconscious Productions (NY)
110 Leroy Street
6th Floor
New York, NY 10014

DC Entertainment
1700 Broadway
7th Floor
New York, NY 10019

Legendary Pictures
4000 Warner Blvd.
Bldg 76
Burbank, CA 91522

Atlas Entertainment
9200 W. Sunset Blvd.
10th Floor
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Syncopy, Inc.
4000 Warner Blvd.
Bldg. 81 Room 203
Burbank, CA 91522


Christopher Nolan
Emma Thomas
Chuck Roven
Michael Uslan
Jordan Gordberg


Christopher Nolan


Anne Hathaway - Selina Kyle/Catwoman
Christian Bale - Bruce Wayne/Batman
Marion Cotillard - Miranda Tate
Joseph Gordon-Levitt - Officer John Blake
Gary Oldman - Commissioner Jim Gordon
Juno Temple - Holly Robinson
Morgan Freeman - Lucius Fox
Josh Pence - Young Ra's Al Ghul
Michael Caine - Alfred
Matthew Modine - Nixon
Tom Hardy - Bane


Christopher Nolan's Batman franchise will come to a conclusion with this Warner Bros. release, the third in the series. The story will pick up after the events of The Dark Knight, with Christian Bale returning as the Caped Crusader - this time pitted against the deadly Bane (Tom Hardy) and Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman (Anne Hathaway).