Steel Town begins filming in Pittsburgh today. So far the second out of three films that are calling the Burgh home this summer. It has been a lot of fun tracking the Perks of Being a Wallflower crew, and Batman will be here before we know it.
As if it isn’t cool enough that Pittsburgh is the Hollywood of the East, it also happens to be the setting of a few of the stories. “Steel Town” will be based on an inner-city Pittsburgh school! Perks was written by a Pittsburgher and takes place here too. Remember when Russell Crowe was in town with The Next Three Days? That movie also took place in the 412.
The Burgh is on the map.
Thanks to Steel Town, Pittsburgh will host stars like Holly Hunter, Oscar Isaac (Robin Hood), Viola Davis (Doubt), and director Daniel Barnz (Beastly). Another name we’re all familiar with, Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Dark Knight). Her brother Jake was here back in 2009 and he was awesome! Will she love Pittsburgh as much as her bro? Will she get her own Steelers tramp stamp?
If you’re searching for more “Steel Town” info, try using the title “Still I Rise.” The movie was renamed from the working title to a more relevant one.
Update with pics and info!
When will Steel Town be in theaters?
Sometime in 2012.
Where is base camp?
The Civic Arena parking lot at the moment.
Which school is in the movie?
We think it’s the Clifford B. Connelly Trade school across from the Civic Arena.
Connelly Technical Institute (map)
1501 Bedford Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Are they casting extras?
Yes! Fourth River Casting is the agency. Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also check out the Pittsburgh Film Office casting notices here.