On Location: Carrie Blast Furnaces

A monthly look at Pittsburgh’s starring role in the movies.
Carrie Furnace Rails Apr21


“Out of the Furnace” (2013)

Braddock was not only the location for director/co-writer Scott Cooper’s “Out of the Furnace,” it was also his inspiration. “I wouldn’t have made this film if I didn’t shoot the film in Braddock,” Cooper says on the DVD bonus feature. “It lends itself to great cinemagraphic moments. The town drips with atmosphere.”

Out Of The Furnace Christian Bale

The crime drama, produced by Ridley Scott and Leonardo DiCaprio, stars heavy-hitters Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Zoe Saldana, Forest Whitaker, Willem Dafoe and Sam Shepard. The Carrie Blast Furnace site features prominently in the final. Filming took place throughout the region, including Raccoon Creek State Park and the former State Penitentiary in Moundsville, West Virginia. The Relativity Media production is available on most streaming services.

Check out the trailer to see what other locales you recognize⇓

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