Your chance to perpetrate

This weekend the first Pittsburgh open casting call for The Dark Knight Rises was announced, so those of you who have “Appear in a Batman movie as a victim or perpetrator in a city besieged by crime and corruption” on your bucket lists, here’s the details!

“Magnus Rex” (“The Dark Knights Rises”)

A Warner Bros. Film requires extras to play as Victims and Perpetrators within a city besieged by crime and corruption. Take part in the urban action adventure ripping through the streets of Pittsburgh from July 28th through August 21st.

Casting Dates:

Sat. June 11th – 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm

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, please

Men and Women ages 18 and over. ALL ethnicities!!!! No experience necessary!

Some specific types we are looking for are: Prisoners/Thugs, Guards, Police Officers, Business men & women and Sports Fans- ALL types are needed!!

For more information, visit SWD Casting.


1. Would you be insulted if you went in hoping to be a victim and they cast you as a perpetrator? Are you just violent-looking then?

2. Would you be insulted if you went in hoping to be a badass perpetrator and they cast you as a sobbing, begging-for-life, pants-peeing victim?

3. In a city beseiged by crime and corruption, I will pay the Batman producers the sum of one million dollars if they manage to work a shot of a free-range diaper-wearing one-shoed toddler in there somewhere. For added Burghy-ness, tuck the corner of a Terrible Towel in the back of the diaper.

4. Other perps I’d like to see in this besieged city are the Pittsburgh-standard zombies, ninjas, taser-resistant drunks, and a meter-maid who tries to boot the Batmobile for not paying the meter after 6:00 p.m.


  1. Stephen
    June 6, 2011 3:56 pm

    I want the job of the guy who has the task of finding a “sports fan” in Pittsburgh. What will he do the other 7 1 / 2 hours?

  2. Magnus Patris
    June 6, 2011 4:19 pm

    Magnus Rex… my long-lost brother.

  3. Butcher's Dog
    June 6, 2011 7:31 pm

    Thug would be my role of choice. Also, Booting the Batmobile would be a kick-ass band name (since we haven’t had that thread running in a while). As always, just sayin’.

  4. VAgirl
    June 6, 2011 8:12 pm

    “free-range diaper-wearing one-shoed toddler” love it, love it, love it, better than herding cats!

  5. bucdaddy
    June 7, 2011 10:47 am

    I want no part of this. Look how Heath Ledger ended up.

  6. Pa-pop
    June 7, 2011 11:20 am

    “…perpetrators in a city besieged by crime and corruption.” Ha! Burghers better hope no one from Youngstown/Mahoning County gets in line. We have so many of those around here that no one else would get a role.