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Published On: Wed, Jan 30th, 2013

‘Entourage’ movie moves forward as Warner Bros green lights the deal with HBO

“Entourage” concluded back in 2011, but now a motion picture appears to be in the early stages of development.

Deadline confirms that the film will be directed by the series creator Doug Ellin, who wrote the screenplay and co-produced the TV series with Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson.

ENTOURAGE Season 5Stars Adrian Grenier (“Vincent Chase”), best friend/manager Kevin Connolly (“Eric Murphy”) and sneaker-loving assistant Jerry Ferrara (“Salvatore ‘Turtle’ Assante”) are already in talks for the film with Kevin Dillon (“Johnny ‘Drama’ Chase”) and Jeremy Piven (“Ari Gold”) very likely.

Warner Bros and HBO have worked out their production issues and the story, which has been kept quiet, is likely to be about Vince being offered a role in a big movie directed by a to-be-determined famous director (e.g. Steven Spielberg).

As far back as June 2010,
Wahlberg told MTV News that he was eager to bring the gang — many of whom are based on his own legendary circle of pals — to the big screen.

“I just think we can make a great movie. I think people always wanted [it] and have complained that the episodes are too short — they’ve always wanted more,” he said. “I think we’re going to do it. We just have to end strong, and this season is, by far, the best season so far.”

In September, Wahlberg revealed that Ellin had finished the script and that production could crank up in the spring.

“[The movie is] going to get back to the basics, kind of like the beginning of the series,” Wahlberg told Hollyscoop. “We had very strong female characters, but we want the guys to get back to just being guys … I think they were all weighed down by these strong women towards the end of the series, so we are going to get them going crazy. Everyone wants to see them get nuts again.”

 

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