Do you ever find yourself thinking, “I wonder how Vincent Chase’s career is going?” If that’s a question that’s been plaguing you since the end of the HBO series “Entourage,” well, the answer is on the way. Warner Brothers has agreed to produce a feature film version of the series that ran from 2004-2011.
If you’re not familiar with the show, it was loosely based on the younger days of series producer Mark Wahlberg, telling the story of a young star on the rise, Chase (played by Adrian Grenier), and the friends from back home who came to Hollywood with him. Those would be his just barely hanging on TV actor half-brother (Kevin Dillon), the always-got-an-angle-working/would-be entrepeneur Turtle (Jerry Ferrara), and the level-headed Eric (Kevin O’Connell), who dives into the dangerous waters of Hollywood talent management. The breakout star was Jeremy Piven as the fast-talking agent Ari Gold. They all enjoy the luxe life of being young and rich in Hollywood, make mistakes, and meet many attractive girls (seriously, there was nothing more predictable than a casting notice for “Entourage.” It was always “hot model types” and that’s pretty much it.).
Doug Ellin, who created the series with Wahlberg and directed many of the episodes, wrote the screenplay and will direct the big screen version. They’re starting to make deals with the cast members to return, and it’s hard to imagine any of them will turn it down. No word on when this would happen.
(By the way, I would like to join all the commenters on the Deadline article who said HBO should make a “Deadwood” movie. Please, someone?)