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Ben Roethlisberger to appear in new Batman movie

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Ben Roethlisberger and 12 of his Pittsburgh Steelers teammates will help film the new Batman movie today at Heinz Field.

Other notable players ready for their close-up include Hines Ward, Willie Colon, Maurkice Pouncey, Mike Wallace, Heath Miller, Aaron Smith, Ryan Clark, Troy Polamalu, James Farrior and Casey Hampton.

The Steelers will portray the Gotham football team in the upcoming "Dark Knight Rises," the third Christopher Nolan film in the Batman series. Roethlisberger's friendship with the movie's executive producer, Thomas Tull, landed the players the roles.

"I'm kind of getting everybody together," the quarterback said. "I don't think it will be a big part; it's not like we're chasing Batman down or anything. It's something neat that in 10 years or 20 years we can tell our kids we were in a movie. Thomas does movies big, and I'm sure it will be a big-time movie and something fun to be part of."

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