Three of Hollywood’s favorite hotshots, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Robert De Niro are set to work together in an upcoming short film directed by the legendary Martin Scorsese; the casino themed short film will be used as part of an advertising campaign for Melo-Crown Entertainment, a global casino and resort brand. The company released a statement expressing their excitement about the new casino they plan to open next year in China which will accompany the film, saying, We are extremely excited about our newest integrated resort in Macau, which remains firmly on track to open in mid-2015. The property’s cinematic theme and vast array of unique entertainment and attractions will enhance Macau’s appeal as a leading tourist destination in Asia.”
Terrance Winter, who created the popular show Boardwalk Empire and wrote the script for The Wolf of Wall Street (which was also directed by Scorsese and starred DiCaprio) has also worked on the script for the short film. Scorsese and Winter have also worked together on Boardwalk Empire, which Scorsese has directed since the show’s first season in 2010.
This project, which is scheduled to debut next year in Macau, China and will be used to promote the company’s global expansion, marks Pitts first time working with Scorsese, and the first time DiCaprio, De Niro, and Pitt have starred in a film together. However, Pitt is the only new comer to Scorsese’s work as DiCaprio has already done five films with the director, while De Niro has done eight. Details on the film’s plot and script are being kept under wraps but some sources are saying that this body of work may be a warm up for the Frank Sinatra film Scorsese plans on directing. Scorsese has directed numerous films on television projects from various genres and his directing style usually includes slow motion shots, tracking shots, references to Western, and many other trademarks.
Ratpack Entertainment, the production company behind the film, is very thrilled about the project and it’s all-star cast, meanwhile, fans of everywhere have already taken to the Internet to express their excitement for the short film, which is not likely to leave any of its viewers disappointed.
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