Ready to Go: 'Entourage' Cast Finally Closes Deals for Feature Film
by Ethan Anderton
October 28, 2013
Just last month we learned that despite a greenlight from Warner Bros., negotiations with some of the cast members from the HBO series Entourage were holding up the feature film continuation of the show business saga. At the time, Jeremy Piven had already closed his deal, and Kevin Connolly had also signed for his role, but Adrian Grenier and Jerry Ferrara were holding out. Over the past week, rumblings had said that Piven was being given some of the backend of the film's grosses along with his payday, and the rest of the cast wanted in on that deal. Now it appears that everyone has come to an agreement as series creator and the film's writer Doug Ellin wrote on Twitter, "It's a go. Love you all."
We're not sure where Kevin Dillon stood with this extended negotiation, but now it appears there won't be much holding production back, which is hoped to begin early next year. Of course, a director still needs to be found for the film and there's probably some other stuff that needs to get done before this is all official, but this is good news for anyone still waiting for this film. Last we heard, the film was going to focus on Ari running his new studio, and one of his big projects involves casting Vincent Chase (Grenier) in a $250 million adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula. So we'll see how this all plays out. Anyone care?