Date: 11th July 2005

Pitt and Clooney to open Las Vegas hotel

Brad Pitt and George Clooney are reportedly going into the hotel business in Las Vegas.

The two pals have signed a deal with supermodel Cindy Crawford's restaurateur husband Rande Gerber to build a new hotel and casino with building work due to begin in January, say US reports.

"George and Brad are not putting in any money, but they will be getting a percentage of the profits," a source told the New York Post.

"Brad will design the hotel and be the face of it with George."

Pitt's rep confirmed to the Post the 41-year-old actor was doing "some sort of business with Gerber" but declined further comment, as did Clooney's rep.

In 2001's Ocean's 11, Pitt and Clooney played a couple of gangsters who stage heists on three major Vegas casinos.

Source: Press Release