‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Will Begin Shooting In Pittsburgh

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According to Variety, Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises will add Pittsburgh to it’s long list of exotic film locations. The director of the Pittsburgh Film Office explained, “A single film can mean millions of dollars and many local jobs. A franchise as prestigious as Batman opens our region up to an entirely new audience as filmmakers and studio executives experience southwestern Pennsylvania.”

In case you aren’t totally excited about it being filmed in Pittsburgh Batman fans, at last you can get excited that filming will finally begin this summer. Which means, if you simply can’t wait until its July 20, 2012, release date, you can camp out in Pittsburgh for a sneak peak at the caped crusader Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway as Catwoman. That’s if you can get past the extensive Warner Bros. security.

Do you think Pittsburgh is a good stand in for Gotham City?