Finally after all of the rumors floating around since the end of the series, the Entourage movie is a GO! The Entourage movie got the greenlight today from Warner Bros acting as the sequel to the series. Deals are currently in the works for the cast featuring Adrian Grenier (Vincent Chase), Kevin Connolly (Eric Murphy), Jerry Ferrara (Salvatore “Turtle” Assante), Kevin Dillon (Johnny “Drama” Chase) and of course, Jeremy Piven (Ari Gold). Doug Ellin, the series creator will direct the movie based on a screenplay he wrote and of course Mark Wahlberg is on board as well as the Executive Producer.
While this has been rumored since the end of the series, I always knew it was fact. On a talk show about the Entourage series finale, Mark Wahlberg reassured the guests that there would be a movie created to follow up the series. Only issue with that was, when? There is still no sign of a start date or release date for the Entourage film.
The online chatter about the movie describes the screenplay as, “getting back to the basics, where Entourage started.” The movie will focus around what created the series, the guys.Â Entourage ran for 8 seasons between 2004-2011, ending with Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven) quitting his agency job to commit fully to his marriage to Mrs. Ari (Perrey Reeves). Just as you thought the series ended with no loose end, Ari receives a phone call and is offered his dream job as the chairman of Time Warner.
Will this play into the movie? I would assume so seeing as how the entire series ended on that point, but, I also wonder about the other characters involved within the show. So much time has passed, and will continue to pass, between the end of the series and the start of this film’s production. How big of a role will that play? There are many unanswered questions on the table about this movie. Will the constant battle for love continue between Eric and Sloan (Emmanuelle Chriqui)? How many stars will make a cameo appearance in this film? How many main characters from the show will return and how many will not?
What are your thoughts on the flick? Plan on seeing it? Let me know!