De Niro and DiCaprio have never worked on a Scorsese project together—until now!
Australian billionaire James Packer has reportedly paid actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Robert De Niro $13 million each to star in an advertisement for his Manila casino.
The Audition is a short film promoting the opening of Melco-Crown’s movie-themed resort and casino in Macau and City of Dreams in Manila, directed by Martin Scorsese with Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro and Brad Pitt. The full movie/ad campaign will be aired in the summer of 2015. The ad feels more like a trailer for a film, and it cost more than $70 million to make, according to Fairfax Media.
The first clip in the series of short movies was uploaded on YouTube on Wednesday, but it was soon after removed (no reasons given).