It’s a cast destined for greatness. Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Brad Pitt starring in any movie together for the first time should pique filmgoers’ interest. The fact that it’s all three of these big stars’s first time together on screen while being directed by Martin Scorsese, makes it a potential hit. The writer, Terence Winter, who penned The Wolf of Wall Street, makes this project more and more enticing. MTV said this movie might be “Scorsese’s answer to Ocean’s Eleven, or a long-awaited sequel to his own Casino.”
When does this movie come out? Next year, but you won’t be able to see it in theaters in the United States. You’ll have to go to Macau for that.
According to Deadline, the short film has been commissioned by Melco-Crown Entertainment for the opening of their latest casino, Studio City. Although, the internet being what it is, non-international traveling movie fans will most likely be able to watch the movie on their computers and mobile devices sometime next year.
Brad Pitt and Robert De Niro get to work on new casino film http://t.co/uUryVwUjgG
— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) September 1, 2014
Independent News and Media reported that the film will promote Melco-Crown’s expansion globally, so the chances of the film being released online are pretty good since the company is looking to establish its global brand. Executive Producer James Parker said his aim is “to bring together Western and Eastern culture.”
Macau is a fitting place for such a meeting. Not only does the island have a long history bridging the East and West, but they are also one of the gambling capitals of the world:
So if you’re looking to see a casino themed Scorsese movie starring De Nino, you may be stuck watching 1995’s Casino for the time being, which Indiewire recently called one of De Niro’s best performances.