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‘Dark Knight Rises’ to shoot in Pittsburgh

Production on the Warner Bros. pic begins this summer

Batman is coming to Pittsburgh, which will host shooting of “The Dark Knight Rises” this summer.

Producter-director Christopher Nolan made the announcement Tuesday.

“Pittsburgh is a beautiful city,” he said in a statement. “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.”

Warner Bros. has set July 20, 2012, as the release date for Nolan’s third Batpic. Cast includes Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman, Juno Temple and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Nolan, who penned the screenplay with his brother Jonathan, will also produce with his longtime producing partner, Emma Thomas, and Charles Roven.

The exec producers are Benjamin Melniker and Michael E. Uslan.

Christopher Nolan and David Goyer helped breathe new life into the Batman franchise in 2005 co-writing “Batman Begins,” which took $352 million worldwide. The 2008 follow-up, “The Dark Knight,” earned $1 billion.

Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl issued a statement heralding the selection of Pittsburgh.

“We are thrilled to be welcoming the Batman film to Pittsburgh, and eager for the economic impact that our city will experience,” the mayor said in a statement. “This is another example of the growing film industry in our community, and we will be rolling out the red carpet for them.”

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