The Dark Knight Rises: Pittsburgh Auditions [Day 1]

An open casting call for The Dark Knight Rises kicked off in Pittsburgh today, check out that line! Thousands of people lined up at the Omni Hotel for a chance to be part of Christopher Nolan’s final Batman film. If you’re over 18 years old and want to be an extra in Pittsburgh, you have a few more chances to audition.

Sun. June 12th: 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 6pm
Sat. June 18th: 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm
Sun. June 19th: 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 6pm

The Omni Hotel
530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
In the William Penn Ballroom (ground floor/downstairs) – Use the Oliver St. Entrance

No acting experience is required. Some roles they’re looking for include prisoners/thugs, guards, police officers, business men & women and sports fans. Head on over to Smith & Webster-Davis Casting for more information. Good luck!

Thanks David for the heads up, Yurka for this photo from inside the hotel.

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  • It’s a great time to now live in Pittsburgh! – We still need many more people, and have 3 more days of open auditioning

  • Daoj

    what are the papers they all have?

    • Pam

      The color coded paper (pink for girls, blue for guys) is the paper we had to fill out with our information on it … name, contact info, measurements, previous experience, etc. Each paper had a number on the back of it as well, which we were photographed with so that our pictures can later be attached to the papers.

      • Daoj

        Oh okay, thank you so much! what is the whole process like? is it worth going? I am trying to decide whether or not to head out tomorrow. Do they give you something to read once you are inside? Did you try out for the larger roles?

        • Pam

          Sorry I didn’t see this reply sooner. So I don’t know if you have gone or not but no, you do not have to read for a part. It’s a casting call for extras and extras don’t have speaking parts. That’s not to say that perhaps the casting people are asked to find someone to fill a small speaking role, they could find that someone from one of the people who went in just to be an extra. We just had to fill out a paper with our information … like contact info, sizes, hair/eye color, etc. Then once inside the hotel, the LA casting agent talked to use for a bit and answered questions and then we had out pictures taken. That’s pretty much it. Now it’s just a matter of waiting to see if you get a call. We were told that people could be called as early as July 4th, even though production doesn’t start til near the end of July. But for those they need to get fitted for costumes, they will have to call early.  As for whether I think it was worth going … yeah. Sure, there is no guarantee of being picked but personally I would have regretted not going.

    • Pam

      Also, to add to what I previously said, I noticed people in the video holding white and yellow papers. Those have information from the casting agencies on them. I didn’t get those papers until I got inside the hotel but maybe at one point they had people passing them out to those in line outside.

      • Anonymous

        Pam , i look forward to seeing BANE rip your head off during the movie , LOL , seriously i hope you get the gig , will be a great experience !

        • Good luck! I envy you as hell, now! :P

          • Pam

            Thanks. I’ll probably need it. LOL

        • Pam

          LOL  Wouldn’t that be awesome! :)  Thank you though. I really hope that I get to participate as well. I will admit that I was an extra in the movie Abduction that filmed in Pittsburgh last summer. Still would love the opportunity to be apart of this movie.

  • Bat-Kevo

    Hey everyone I’m still in line for this hotel to open so I can be in this batman movie I’m so happy I was like the 5th person here

  • Bazman05

    Would love to be there. You “pitsburians” (have no idea what you’d call yourselves) are a lucky bunch.

  • plum plum

    wow…what a line…I really wish I could be there too!
    see you lucky guys next year in Bane’s social experiment!

  • Simon

    Damn, I’m almost 16 and almost 17!!! Well, I don’t even live in the USA ;). Any other people from the Netherlands here?

  • angelgr89

    Damn that line is long!

  • Hey man, congrats for the updates! I think batman-news is ahead in news and infos about TDKR… I don’t count CBM, ’cause they look like a shit-spitter machinegun throwing all kinds of mumbo jumbo down our throats!

  • Anonymous

    To, thank you for not posting that spoiler that’s been making the rounds. It amazes me that anyone still takes ComicBookMovie seriously. Isn’t the site who posts stuff claiming it’s fact, then yanks it once it becomes clear they got their facts wrong? I know it’s the internet and people can lie all they want, but you’d think people would know who the liars are by now.

    • Besides, there’s a bunch of kiddos, jerks and a-holes disrespecting everybody.

  • Elissaedmunds6

    Do you have to be 18? What if you have parental consent?

    • Pam

      You can register with Nancy Mosser Casting ( but the open casting call is specifically for 18 and older. If the production is in need of people under 18 they will likely go through the Nancy Mosser Casting database to find people. So, it’s worth a shot.

  • Pam

    Here is an interview with the two casting directors.

  • Maria_apardo

    I just moved from California and was hoping to be a part of this but I missed it cause  Ijust found out about it today :(

    • Pam

      You could always register with Nancy Mosser Casting. I don’t know for sure if it will help but those of us who did go to the open casting call where told to register there as well.