Both Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro have worked with director Martin Scorsese on numerous occasions. However, never together. Until now, that is. The three powerhouses joined forces in a new commercial for City of Dreams Manila, a new casino in Manila Bay, Philippines. The commercial features DiCaprio, 40, competing against De Niro, 71, for the same role in a Scorsese film. The director even makes an appearance in the commercial as we witness the actors vying for a role. This is apparently only one of a series of ads featuring the trio and a full cut of the short film is set to premiere in mid-2015.
What could be bigger than the news of two of Hollywood’s leading men pairing up with the legendary director? The price tag. DiCaprio and De Niro reportedly earned $13 million each for the series of ads. With a payday like that for the actors, the budget had to be big. It’s rumored that the bankroll for the ads was a whopping $70 million. That’s a pretty nice payout for two days work. ~Janine Wyslobicky