Warner Bros. Pictures ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Los Angeles open casting calls

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Dark Knight Rises Los Angeles Casting Call

“The Dark Knight Rises” hits theaters July 20, 2012.
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Note: “The Dark Knight Rises” has been using the working titles of “Magnus Rex” and “Fox Hills Green”. A working title is the temporary name of a film used during its development. Working titles are used primarily for two reasons – the first being that an official title has not yet been decided upon and the working title is being used as a filler for naming purposes, the second being to intentionally disguise the production of a high profile film. In some cases a working title may ultimately be used as the official title. This “title ruse” is now a very common practice by which these high-profile films or television series is given a fake working title to keep its production a secret, and to prevent price gouging by suppliers, casual theft and undesirable attention. It this case, I assure you that the title of this film will be “The Dark Knight Rises”.

The third and final installment in three-time Academy Award nominee Christopher Nolan’s Batman film series continues principal photography, and is headed back to tinseltown. The urban action adventure will be ripping through the streets of Los Angeles soon, and there will be an official open casting call for both union and non-union extras in late July.

Shooting on “The Dark Knight Rises” is currently taking place in Pittsburgh, Ohio and will wrap on August 21st, at which point the production will move to Los Angeles and film through October, 2011. Other previous shooting locations include Croyden, UK and Glasgow, Scotland.

Nolan will direct “The Dark Knight Rises” from a screenplay that he wrote with his brother Jonathan. Christopher Nolan is also co-owner (along with Academy Award winning producer Emma Thomas) of Syncopy, one of the production companies for “The Dark Knight Rises”.

Among the talent joining the cast are Academy Award nominated actors Liam Neeson and Anne Hathaway. Neeson plays Ra’s al Ghul, an Arabic doctor born hundreds of years ago who has set about to eradicate the entire human race from the planet. Anne Hathaway plays Catwoman, who was orphaned at a young age, forced to turn to prostitution, and eventually made a career as a successful thief. Similar to Batman, Catwoman has no superpowers, she’s just exceptionally well-trained in combat and well-equipped. She is a perennial love interest of Batman, although the two never settled into a stable romantic relationship.

Open Casting Call Details

The casting directors are seeking male and female adults, 18 years of age and older, all types, and any ethnicity. Here are some special casting needs:

• Prisoners and Thugs
• Prison Guards
• Police Officers
• Business type men and women
• Criminals
• Crime victims

You MUST bring a photo ID such as Drivers License, State ID Card, Student ID Card, etc. You also MUST be legal to work in the U.S. with a valid working Social Security number.

Where:

Sportmen’s Lodge Event Center
4234 Coldwater Canyon
Studio City, CA 91604
Click Here for directions.
Use the Coldwater Canyon entrance, as there is free parking available.

When:

Sunday July 31, 2011
10:00am – 1:00pm
2:00pm – 6:00pm

Your photo will be taken at the open call, regardless of whether or not you bring own photos, so come prepared to have your photo taken. Avoid all logos, bright colors, and try to come dressed somewhat like one of the types listed above. Headshots and resumes are welcome but are not required.

Los Angeles area people who can not make it to the open casting calls can download the following form, fill it out and email it to the extras casting directors:

The Dark Knight Rises Casting Registration Form.

register@swdcasting.com

Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Please submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles and New York:

Jennifer Cram
John Papsidera
Automatic Sweat Casting
“The Dark Night Rises”
5243 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016

Pittsburgh:

Nancy Mosser Casting
“The Dark Night Rises” Extras
c/o Blackbird Studios
3583 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

United Kingdom:

Lucinda Syson
“The Dark Night Rises” Casting
1St Floor
33 Old Compton St
London W1D 5JT
United Kingdom

Extras Casting

Los Angeles:

Smith & Webster-Davis Casting
“The Dark Night Rises” Extras
4924 Balboa Street
Suite 431
Encino, CA 91316
Registration Information Line: (310) 364-3521
The Dark Knight Rises Los Angeles Casting Registration Form.

Pittsburgh:

Nancy Mosser Casting
“The Dark Night Rises” Extras
c/o Blackbird Studios
3583 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
The Dark Knight Rises Pittsburgh Extras Casting Registration Form.

London:

Casting Collective
“The Dark Night Rises” Extras
Olympic House
317-321 Latimer Rd.
London W10 6RA
UK

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Warner Bros. Pictures
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522

Batfilm Productions
333 Crestmont Road
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009

Subconscious Productions (LA)
1201 W. 5th Street
Suite F330
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Subconscious Productions (NY)
110 Leroy Street
6th Floor
New York, NY 10014

DC Entertainment
1700 Broadway
7th Floor
New York, NY 10019

Legendary Pictures
4000 Warner Blvd.
Bldg 76
Burbank, CA 91522

Atlas Entertainment
9200 W. Sunset Blvd.
10th Floor
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Syncopy, Inc.
4000 Warner Blvd.
Bldg. 81 Room 203
Burbank, CA 91522

Producers:

Christopher Nolan
Emma Thomas
Chuck Roven
Michael Uslan
Jordan Gordberg

Director:

Christopher Nolan

Starring:

Christian Bale – Bruce Wayne/Batman
Anne Hathaway – Selina Kyle/Catwoman
Tom Hardy – Bane
Liam Neeson – Ra’s al Ghul
Josh Pence – Young Ra’s Al Ghul
Morgan Freeman – Lucius Fox
Gary Oldman – Jim Gordon
Joseph Gordon-Levitt – John Blake
Marion Cotillard – Miranda Tate
Juno Temple – Holly Robinson
Michael Caine – Alfred
Matthew Modine – Nixon

Story:

Christopher Nolan’s Batman franchise will come to a conclusion with this Warner Bros. release, the third in the series. The story will pick up after the events of The Dark Knight, with Christian Bale returning as the Caped Crusader – this time pitted against the deadly Bane (Tom Hardy).

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