The hit television drama series Entourage had broadcast a total of eight seasons on HBO and is set to release a film of the same name, a much anticipated movie. Entourage the series follows the journey of Vincent Chase as he is making his way in Hollywood with his entourage of childhood friends. The series itself was vaguely based off the life of the shows executive producer, Mark Wahlberg. Apparently the successful series had enough of a following producing high enough ratings throughout its run that in the end fans demanded a movie as well. Warner Bros. stepped up to the plate to just that.
Mark Wahlberg and Doug Ellin, officially announced across many social media outlets and Deadline, confirmation that a movie will indeed be released. Even though the series ended in 2011 hints of the movie has been in the works and to the relief of millions of fans. It is set to release starring the original cast after two years of rumors and speculation. Delays seemed to have been dependant on contract negotiations and rumors of demands in salary bumps amongst the actors involving much finger pointing, in the end resulting in actor Jeremy Piven demanding(and receiving) a higher cut of the movies’ 30 million dollar budget. The film is set to start production in January of next year with the release predicted for later in 2014.
The creator, Doug Ellin, of the series is said to be writing and directing the film as well, saying that the movie will be set approximately six months after the end of the series finale, which was left open ended. The cast will be returning as their original characters such as Adrian Grenier as the main character, whose role is formed after that of Mark Wahlberg himself, and his gang including Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, and Jeremy Piven. Many celebrities, musicians, producers, and sports figures made guest appearances in almost every episode throughout the run of the show, who knows who will make cameos or perhaps appear in the movie as well. No real idea of where the movie will be filmed. And though the green light is lit for the go ahead, the cast is waiting on the actor Jeremy Piven to finish up his contract on the PBS show Mr. Selfridge. Fans can be seen all of the internet expressing their excitement on various social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr. All in all it can be said that the much anticipated Entourage movie will inevitably be a success if the fans have anything to say about it. No doubt chatter will continue with plot speculations and possible celebrity appearances added as cameos or recurring roles. Well, let us hope that is true and the film and its actors come away leaving everyone satisfied with a conclusion to what was a popular and well loved series.
By Teidi Bishop