More Than 8,000 Answer Batman Casting Calls

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is reporting that more than 8,000 people attended casting calls in the city for Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises. Here are excerpts from the article:

Thousands stood in line Downtown on the last day of casting for a new Batman movie, hoping they looked enough like what casting directors need: prisoners, victims, criminals, police officers, businesspeople and sports fans.

About 3,000 extras are needed for the film, said casting director Tammy Smith of Smith & Webster-Davis Casting, a Los Angeles-based company that worked with Lawrenceville-based Nancy Mosser Casting to solicit extras for the film.

During the past two weekends, more than 8,000 people flocked to the casting calls, Smith said.

"I think there has been a very good turnout for this movie that fit the categories that we were looking for," she said.

Extras will fill non-speaking roles for various types of good guys, bad guys and regular men and women, Smith said.

Filming for the Batman movie will last from July 28 to about Aug. 21, but not all extras will work the entire time.

The anticipated movie is now filming for a July 20, 2012 release.