The Dark Knight Rises is currently shooting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, working towards a July 20, 2012 release date. The crew is getting ready for tomorrow's shoot in the home of NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers, Heinz Field, which will also feature members of the Steelers team including quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. A new set of photos have been released which show how Heinz Field has been transformed into the home stadium of the Gotham Rogues. Take a look at these new photos below, plus read on for more information on The Dark Knight Rises' Pittsburgh production.
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Saturday's shoot at Heinz Field will feature over a dozen Steelers players as extras, with thousands of other extras being recruited to fill the stands. The scenes being shot tomorrow are of a high school football game featuring the Gotham Rogues. Here's what Ben Roethlisberger had to say about the shoot.
"From what I've heard, it's going to be like a pre-game, warming-up type thing. I don't know the whole concept. There's a Gotham team, a football game. We'll be wearing uniforms. It will be fun."
Other Steelers players participating in the shoot are Hines Ward, Troy Polamalu, Maurkice Pouncey, Willie Colon, Mike Wallace, Heath Miller, Aaron Smith, Ryan Clark, James Farrior and Casey Hampton. Executive producer Thomas Tull is also a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers ownership group, and is said to be instrumental in bringing the production to Pittsburgh.
The Dark Knight Rises was released July 20th, 2012 and stars Tom Hardy, Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Liam Neeson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gary Oldman, Marion Cotillard, Morgan Freeman. The film is directed by Christopher Nolan.