Studio City casino in Macau will have a cinematic theme and will cost about $2.3 billion.
Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt are rooting big time for Macau’s casinos. The Hollywood mega stars are being paid a whopping $13 million each, for their role in a new short film, to promote a new casino in Macau.
The film, The Audition, will attract even more gamblers to Macau. The total budget for the short film, written by “Boardwalk Empire” creator Terence Winter, is said to be around$70 million. This budget may be just pocket money for Macanese Poker rooms, as the thriving gambling industry is valued at $45 billion.
Similar ad being filmed for Melco in Manila
The star’s salaries covered two days of work. The audition was filmed by Martin Scorsese and directed by Brett Ratner, for moguls Lawrence Ho and James Packer’s Macau mega-casino. The short film version will be aired simultaneously when the Studio City is launched.
Macau’s gambling hub, the only Chinese territory where one can gamble under Macanese gambling laws, is 7 times larger than Las Vegas’ and, a year ago Las Vegas reportedly made only $6.5 billion, or 15% of Macau’s total. It is rumored that the superstars have already made a version for another hotel – casino of the same group in Manila, Philippines.