Robert De Niro will probably be doing an Uber U.Ok. advert marketing campaign, but it surely is not going to be tied to his memorable Taxi Driver function.
Studies earlier this week in U.Ok. tabloid The Solar prompt that the Oscar-winning actor could be bringing one in every of his most memorable roles, Travis Bickle, to the business house. The adverts had been allegedly set to function the actor uttering the well-known line, “You talkin’ to me?”
The actor’s rep Stan Rosenfield denied that De Niro could be uttering the well-known phrase, and in an announcement, instructed The Hollywood Reporter that “De Niro’s Uber business has nothing to do along with his Taxi Driver character.”
THR has reached out to Uber for remark.
The marketing campaign is at the moment filming in London and is slated to launch someday later this yr.
Information that De Niro might probably reprise his Taxi Driver function for Uber adverts caught the eye of the film’s author, who responded critically on his personal Fb.
“Ouch,” Schrader wrote in a submit shared on Wednesday. “Why Bob would do that is past my reckoning. However I haven’t seen it. If I’m fortunate, I by no means will.”
Taxi Driver earned the Palme d’Or on the 1976 Cannes Movie Pageant, in addition to 4 Oscar nominations, together with finest image, finest actor and finest supporting actress.
The Martin Scorsese-directed psychological thriller a few taxi driver and his deteriorating psychological state, additionally starred Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Harvey Keitel, Peter Boyle, Leonard Harris and Albert Brooks.
De Niro would go on to work with each Schrader and Scorsese once more, together with 1980’s Raging Bull. Subsequent De Niro will seem in Scorsese’s newest anticipated movie, Killers of the Flower Moon.
Uber has seen a lot of celebrities assist promote for each its Uber Eats supply service and Uber One, its separate membership service, in recent times. That features Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Coolidge, Trevor Noah, Sarah Silverman and Nicholas Braun.