The cast of Entourage: on TV they’re movie material–in an actual movie, can they be more than just TV?
“Entourage,” the HBO series about the posh Hollywood life of young movie star Vinnie Chase and his inner circle of tagalongs from the old neighborhood was great when it first appeared as the comic antidote to the grim series’ that made up most of the cable network’s Sunday lineup. After that, it had its up and down moments–good seasons followed by uninteresting ones–but overall has been pretty fun. At the HBO presentation at the Television Critics Association meeting, the network confirmed that next season will be the series’ last, but said that Doug Ellin, the showrunner, is interested in making a feature film starring the original cast (report courtesy of Deadline).
The “Sex and the City” movie (the first one) was a huge hit with fans of that HBO show, who bought tickets in droves. However, that audience was primarily composed of a group that is typically underserved during the summer blockbuster season–women in the say, 20-40 age range. So it had that on its side. Would the young men who love “Entourage” and live vicariously through its characters also buy tickets to see it as a movie? They’d have to clearly promise a hard R rating to convince people that that money is well-spent..