“Hey fellas, you made it! Welcome to Manila”, says Martin Scorsese for an opening line of a casino advertisement. And it is not just your ordinary casino ad. It is a high-budget ad for a casino in Manila starring international award-winning actors Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio.
This high-budgeted ad is for City of Dreams Manila. Owned by James Packer, City of Dreams Manila is the newest integrated casino resort/ It opened before Christmas on the slowly booming Entertainment City along Manila Bay in The Philippines.
This ad was rumored to have a total budget of $70 million with each actor rumored to rake in $13 million for this project. It was said to be shot only in a span of two days, directed by Scorsese himself.