Batman Movie Needs New York Crime Fighters

By Mathew Katz on September 29, 2011 11:09am | Updated on September 29, 2011 11:13am

Christian Bale attends the Japan opening of "The Dark Knight in 2008.
Christian Bale attends the Japan opening of "The Dark Knight in 2008.
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CHELSEA — Batman is looking for a few good sidekicks.

The Caped Crusader needs a few convincing extras to play cops in the new Batman movie, which is holding an open casting call for the new movie "The Dark Knight Rises."

A notice put out by Grant Wilfley Casting using the film's production codename, "Magnus Rex," says that Warner Bros. is looking for physically fit men and women of any ethnicity to play "law enforcement within a city besieged by crime and corruption." It's unclear if New York will serve as a stand-in for seedy Gotham City, which was played by Chicago in previous films.

No experience is neccessary, though the company is offering professional-level pay. Martial arts or weapons training is a plus.

The casting call will take place on Sat. Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Metropolitan Pavilion, 110 W. 19th St.

"The Dark Knight Rises" is the third installment in "Inception" director Christopher Nolan's retelling of the Batman story. The film will star Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman.

The film has already shot some epic action scenes in Pittsburgh and Los Angeles. It's expected to be released next summer.

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