13:30 30 August 2005
George Clooney and Brad Pitt have invested in a $3 billion Las Vegas casino complex.
The Hollywood heartthrobs - who filmed 'Ocean's Eleven' in the Nevada city - have teamed up with Cindy Crawford's husband, Rande Gerber, to build the 25-acre resort, which will feature 4,400 hotel rooms and a 48,000-square-foot casino.
Clooney hopes Brad, who has a keen interest in architecture, will design the casino.
He said: "We are talking to our friend Brad Pitt about being involved in the design."
Real estate developers Related Las Vegas and Centra Properties will be helping the trio construct the complex, which will be called Las Ramblas.
Clooney revealed in a statement: "I don't know that I will make a dime on any of this. I could end up just losing my shirt on this whole thing, but these guys are pretty good at what they do. It's going to be a big adventure."
The handsome actor also admitted he wants the complex to be a high-class establishment, which "evokes the style, sophistication and glamour of Las Vegas."
Clooney and Gerber, who have been planning the project for some time, are also set to buy apartments for themselves in Las Ramblas when it is completed.
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