DiCaprio & De Niro Compete to Lead Martin Scorsese's Casino Ads
by Ethan Anderton
January 13, 2015
You may not realize it, but despite working with director Martin Scorsese several times each, Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio have never starred in the same project with the Oscar winner at the helm (though they did both appear together in Marvin's Room back in 1996). But that ends today with a set of commercials that Scorsese has directed for City of Dreams Manila, a new casino in Manila Bay, Philippines. The casino decided to go all out and spend a rumored $70 million on some kind of short film project with Scorsese, De Niro and DiCaprio, and now we get to see at least the beginning of the results. Watch below!
Here's the City of Dreams Manila ads as directed by Martin Scorsese (found via The Film Stage):
All videos have been removed at the demand of Crown Films, LLC, the copyright owner of the short film entitled “The Audition”.
As you can see, the shorts feature Scorsese pitting De Niro and DiCaprio against each other to land a role in the ads. Despite being commercials, these are fun little shorts that feel just like Casino in spirit. Plus, it's pretty great to see DiCaprio and De Niro having fun like this, and it just makes us want them to make a real feature film with Martin Scorsese as soon as possible. It looks like the above videos are just the beginning of this expensive series of ads, so as soon as more are available, we'll be sure to post them right away. Cool?
Reader Feedback - 10 Comments
I WANT THIS MOVIE!
Jon Odishaw on Jan 13, 2015
Tester on Jan 13, 2015
most excellent I love Scorsese's style
Joker's hideout on Jan 13, 2015
Scorcese, De Niro, DiCaprio... That would be one hell of a movie.
Franklin Carpio on Jan 13, 2015
"though they did both appear together in Marvin's Room back in 1996" You forgot 'This Boy's Life' (1993)...
CineTV-world on Jan 13, 2015
I love everything about this
Danimal on Jan 13, 2015
I bet they got PAIDDDDDDDDDD just for this short thing....
Trey on Jan 13, 2015
I almost want to bash all three of them for selling out and doing this...but I can't, it's just soooo damn good!!!
theslayer5150 on Jan 13, 2015
I need these two to star in a Scorsese feature film before I die. Really. I do.
DAVIDPD on Jan 14, 2015
Wow, actually pretty hilarious. Now, add 119 more minutes.
Wafffles on Jan 14, 2015
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