De Niro, Pitt and DiCaprio Set for Martin Scorsese Short Film
Leonardo DiCaprio is teaming up with Martin Scorsese again, but this time, De Niro and Brad Pitt are coming along for the ride.
In what may well be the most star-studded short movie of all time, Martin Scorsese will direct a campaign video for Melco-Crown Entertainment (MCE) starring Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt.
Leonardo DiCaprio [L] and Martin Scorsese [R] are teaming up again [Getty/Mark Davis]
The script for the film - used to promote Lawrence Ho and James Packer's global resorts and casino brand - is written by Wolf of Wall Street scribe and the creator of Boardwalk Empire, Terence Winer. Brett Ratner and Jules Daly are producing, with Packer and Ho executive producing, according to Deadline.
The movie will premiere next year at the opening of Melco-Crowns movie-themed resort Studio City in Macau - the world's biggest gambling mecca.
It reunites all the actors with Scorsese. De Niro has made eight movies with the acclaimed director, while DiCaprio also a string of collaborations to his name. Brad Pitt knows the filmmaker well and worked as a producer on The Departed.
In other Scorsese news, we heard this week that the veteran filmmaker is to make a biopic of The Ramones. The director is in the "way way early stages" of the project, his representative Michell Margolis said.
Founded in 1974, The Ramones - Johnny, Joey, Dee Dee and Tommy - essentially kick-started the punk-rock movement and are considered one of the most influential bands of all time.
Drummer Tommy Ramone was the last surviving member of the original outfit before his death aged 65 in July last year.