Warner Bros Greenlights Vincent Chase's 'Entourage' for the Big Screen
Just last fall we got word that a script for the long gestating film continuance of the HBO series Entourage was near completion from writer and series creator Doug Ellin. It sounds like he wasn't lying as Deadline has word that Warner Bros. has given the greenlight for fictional movie star Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier), super agent Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven) and the rest of the crew (Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara) to head to the big screen. However, that seems to be about as far as the studio has gone to prepare the film for production as there's no start date or plot details that have surfaced. Read on!
Deadline assumes that many trademark supporting characters like assistant turned agent Lloyd (Rex Lee), Eric's longtime lady Sloan (Emmanuelle Chriqui) and even scruffy, spontaneous filmmaker Billy Walsh (Rhys Coiro) will be in the mix along with later characters like Eric's management partner Scott (Scott Caan) and agency partner Barbara Miller (Beverly D'Angelo). And let's not forget that executive producer Mark Wahlberg will probably round up more of his Hollywood A-list friends to appear as themselves, which was a staple of the series. That and plenty of female nudity, because it's not TV, it's HBO.
As we heard last fall, the movie would pick up just six months after the end of the series, even though it's been a few years since the end of the show. The big cliffhanger in the end was when *spoiler alert* Ari (Piven) had given up his Hollywood agent career to live a comfortable life with his wife (Perry Reeves), but one final phone call put that in question when he was given an offer to run his own studio, a dream job for the loud foulmouthed agent. There's no doubt that this would be a fun flick, but where else is there for Vinnie and his crew to go except the Academy Awards? I'm sorry, but Vincent Chase is no Oscar caliber actor, and I'd just as soon see him in a real version of James Cameron's Aquaman instead. Thoughts?