Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises is heading to Pittsburgh, PA this summer. The city will be used as a backdrop for an unspecified amount of time for filming. The Pittsburgh PostGazette confirmed from Nolan himself.
"Pittsburgh is a beautiful city," he says, "We have been able to find everything we were looking for here and I am excited to spend the summer in Pittsburgh with our final installment of Batman."
The director of the Pittsburgh Film Office, Dawn Keezer stated:
"[T]hey really fell in love with was the diversity of architecture and the gorgeous buildings that we still have in Downtown Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas," Pittsburgh will also serve as the location for the Emma Watson/ Logan Lerman film Perks of Being a Wallflower. The upcoming Taylor Lautner action-thriller Abduction was also recently shot there. The Dark Knight Rises will hit theaters on July 20, 2012.