Steelers to Make Cameo in The Dark Knight Rises « @thegothamrogues
Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, is calling for the big guns, a steel curtain perhaps.
Members of the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers team will be filming a scene in the film this weekend playing football players at Heinz Field.
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and a dozen of his teammates, including Hines Ward, Willie Colon and Maurkice Pouncey, are expected to participate during Saturday’s filming. Thousands of extras will be on hand to play fans.
“I’m kind of getting everybody together,” Roethlisberger told a reporter on Friday. “I heard it’s going to be a neat thing at the stadium. I don’t think it will be a big part, it’s not like we’re chasing Batman down or anyting. It’s something neat that in 10 years or 20 years we can tell our kids we were in a movie.”
The Dark Knight Rises has been filming in the Pittsburgh area and has said they will make is snow as well.
“From what I’ve heard, it’s going to be like a pre-game, warming-up type thing,” Roethlisberger said. “I don’t know the whole concept. There’s a Gotham team, a football game. We’ll be wearing uniforms.”
Just another cool idea at the hands of Christopher Nolan.
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