'Entourage' movie is 'a go,' says creator Doug Ellin (Photo)
Get ready to see Vince, E, Drama, Turtle and -- of course -- Ari Gold again, this time on the big screen.
A film adaptation of the hit HBO series "Entourage" is "a go," according to director and show creator Doug Ellin and actor Jerry Ferrara, who announced the news on their Twitter pages.
The original show starred Adrian Grenier as Vincent "Vince" Chase, an up-and-coming movie star and Hollywood heartthrob who hangs out with his New York childhood buddies and hooks up with beautiful women -- constantly. Executive producer and actor Mark Wahlberg, who based the program on his own life, announced in 2011, soon after the series ended after eight seasons, that a movie was in the works.
"It's a go. love you all," Ellin tweeted on Monday evening, alongside a photo of himself with cast members Grenier, Kevin Connolly (Eric "E" Murphy), Ferrara (Turtle), Kevin Dillon (Johnny "Drama" Chase, Vince's brother) and Jeremy Piven (Hollywood agent Ari Gold). Connolly and Ferrara are carrying a little girl and boy -- who OTRC.com has confirmed are Ellin's children (see below).
"I am proud to announce the #Entourage movie is officially a GO!" Ferrara said. "Have to thank @wbpictures and @HBO for all the support to make this happen!"
Who will reprise their roles in the "Entourage" film? According to Deadline, deals for Grenier, Dillon, Ferrara and Connolly were reached recently, while Piven reached an agreement at the end of August. The movie, the outlet added, has a $30 million budget.
"Break out the license cause we're full speed ahead. #entouragemovieGO @mrdougellin @jerrycferrara @mrkevinconnolly," Grenier said on his Twitter page.
"Now it's time to go to WORK!" Piven tweeted. "The #EntourageMovie is on and I look forward to getting into it my friends. Thanks for your patience..."
(Pictured above: Jerry Ferrara, Adrian Grenier, Jeremy Piven, Kevin Connolly and Kevin Dillon appear at a press conference for the eighth and final season of the HBO series 'Entourage' in Los Angeles on July 28, 2011. Credit: Munawar Hosain / Startraksphoto.com)
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