Leonardo DiCaprio is expected in Dublin this evening for the Irish charity premiere of his latest film 'Gangs of New York'.

According to the organisers - the Make a Wish Foundation - about 20 of the film's cast, including Daniel Day Lewis, have confirmed they will attend the premiere at the Savoy Cinema this evening.

Jim Broadbent, John C. Reilly, Henry Thomas and Irish actor Brendan Gleeson will also be in attendance along with Harvey Weinstein (Head of Miramax Films) and U2, who provided the music for the closing credits.

The 6pm screening will be followed by dinner at the Burlington Hotel and an auction of costumes and memorabilia from the film, which it is hoped will raise up to €100,000 for the the children's charity.

An epic 19th century drama, 'Gangs of New York' tells the story of an Irish-American (DiCaprio) who sets out to avenge his father's death at the hands of gang leader Bill The Butcher (Day-Lewis).

Abbey Films have said that Leonardo DiCaprio will not be arriving at the Savoy for the start of the screening.