'The Dark Knight Rises' will film in Pittsburgh

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Flick the Bat Signal.

It’s official. “The Dark Knight Rises” is coming to Pittsburgh this summer to film the third installment in Christopher Nolan’s spectacular franchise starring recent Oscar winner Christian Bale in the title role.

“Pittsburgh is a beautiful city,” the London-born director said in a statement. “We have been able to find everything we were looking for here, and I am excited to spend the summer in Pittsburgh with our final installment of Batman.”

Mr. Nolan, a favorite of audiences and critics who also made “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight” along with “Inception,” “The Prestige” and “Memento,” met this morning with representatives of Mayor Luke Ravenstahl.

“We are thrilled to be welcoming the Batman film to Pittsburgh, and eager for the economic impact that our city will experience,” the mayor said in a statement. “This is another example of the growing film industry in our community, and we will be rolling out the red carpet for them.”

Dawn Keezer, director of the Pittsburgh Film Office, said the Warner Bros. production could be here for four to six weeks shooting in Downtown and nearby.

“They’re still nailing down actual locations but what they really fell in love with was the diversity of architecture and the gorgeous buildings that we still have in Downtown Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas,” she said.

Continue reading this story from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette here.

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