So you’ve always dreamed of going to Hollywood? Well, Hollywood has come to you! And now you have a chance to be in the new Batman movie! Or is it Magnus Rex? The Smith & Webster-Davis Casting announcement has the title Magnus Rex, but Boring Pittsburgh is certain that is the code name for the new Dark Knight movie filming in Pittsburgh.
Batman director Christopher Nolan is known for code-naming his films after his kids. The movie Inception was code named “Oliver’s Arrow” after his son Oliver, and The Dark Knight was working under the title “Rory’s First Kiss.” If you’re paying attention, then you just learned that Mr. Nolan also has a son named Rory. Magnus (not Rex) is Christopher Nolan’s third son (he played Cobb’s son in Inception).
The Dark Knight Rises is currently filming in England, but they will be heading to the Burgh soon to explode the Igloo – just kidding! But for real, the production crew will definitely be in Pittsburgh toward the end of July filming chase scenes and other action sequences! There is an open casting call for extras and Boring Pittsburgh has the scoop on how you can be a part of the action:
When is the open casting call?
Saturday, June 11 from 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm Sunday, June 12 from 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 6pm Saturday, June 18 from 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm Sunday, June 19 from 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 6pm
What exactly are they looking for?
- Ages 18+
- Men and women
- All ethnicities
- No experience necessary
What else do I need to know?
Must have photo ID and be eligible to work in USA
How much will I get paid to be an extra?
Geez-o-man! Do you really need to get paid for this once in a lifetime experience?! You will get $58 for 8 hrs and almost guaranteed to get overtime.
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