On Monday, "The Wolf of Wall Street"—the Martin Scorsese directed film starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill and Matthew McConaughey—took over the swanky Milan luxury condo building on East 55th street between 1st and 2nd Avenues.
Outside of the building, which also serves as the Van der Woodsen's home on "Gossip Girl," the street was taken over by eight huge trucks full of production supplies, one large trailer for Mr.DiCaprio to relax in, and a craft services tent full of gourmet food and fresh fruit.
Inside the building, Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese shot scenes in the penthouse, which will act as DiCaprio's character Jordan Belfort's apartment before he buys a house. Later Monday afternoon, DiCaprio's stunt double was thrown off the penthouse's terrace.
But it isn't cheap to rent out the penthouse apartment of a luxury building in Manhattan.
One set source reveals exclusively to Business Insider that production is shelling out roughly $25,000 per day to have access to the apartment for three weeks, in addition to a hefty donation of nearly $200,000 to the building.
The estimated $725,000 allows production to change everything about the already-swanky, multi-million dollar apartment. The front door, wall paper and furniture has all been swamped out to portray the lifestyle of Belfort, the real life Wall Street castaway whose autobiography the film is based on.
DiCaprio, who plays Belfort, "comes in and looks straight, doesn't talk to anyone" one building source tells us, while Jonah Hill, on the other hand, "is really friendly, he's hilarious." McConaughey doesn't have any scenes in the building.
Eight production trucks are currently lined up outside of the luxury condo building, The Milan, for the 3-day "Wolf of Wall Street" shoot on 55th Street and 2nd Ave.
Production supplies like this fill each truck. For 3 days of shooting, production pays the building and its tenant a total of $725K.
A full tent is devoted to craft services. It is filled with fresh fruits, peanut butter, salami and cheese, among other gourmet foods for the crew, director Martin Scorsese and stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill.
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