Three of the biggest names in Hollywood—Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, and Martin Scorsese—come together in this trailer for City of Dreams Manila, a new casino in Manila Bay, which had a soft opening in December and is scheduled to have a grand launch before Chinese New Year (which falls on February 19, 2015).
The rumored total budget for the project is $70 million (not pesos) with DiCaprio and De Niro reportedly snagging $13 million each for the series of ads directed by not Jerry Lopez Sineneng (may budget!). Based on this trailer, it looks like Brad Pitt may also make an appearance.
City of Dreams Manila is being developed by Melco Crown (Philippines) Resorts Corporation, a joint venture of Macau casino giant Melco and SM-led Belle Corp.
It will have three hotels—Crown Towers hotel, the first-ever Nobu Hotel (Robert de Niro is co-founder of Nobu), and a Hyatt hotel—as well as ultra-luxe nightclubs Pangaea and Chaos.
It will also house DreamWorks Animation’s first education-inspired play center called DreamPlay by DreamWorks.
The new casino is expected to boost Entertainment City, which is envisioned as Manila’s version of the Las Vegas Strip.