‘Entourage’ Movie ‘A Go,’ Creator Says
The bros of Entourage will indeed hit the big screen: After it was rumored yesterday that deals were almost in place, show creator Doug Ellin confirmed the Entourage movie is happening, tweeting “It’s a go. Love You all” alongside a picture of the show’s cast.
Just yesterday, actor Jerry Ferrara, who played Turtle, said on The Wendy Williams Show that the film version of the HBO series – which ended its run in 2011 – was “looking real good” and that a deals with the show’s other stars (Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon and Kevin Connoly) could be struck by the end of the day.
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According to Deadline, every actor has agreed to terms, though details remain sketchy. While Warner Bros. gave the movie a green light back in January, contract negotions reporetedly became heated after Jeremy Piven signed a deal in August that promised him some of the movie’s backend, causing the other actors to clamor for a chunk of that change as well.
Ferrara told Williams yesterday that the issues weren’t so much about money, but scheduling: “Here’s what I’ll say about holdouts: Athletes hold out when they have a contract they don’t want to honor. No one’s holding out. It just takes a little time. We’re actually on schedule.”
The film is set to begin shooting in January 2014, after Piven wraps up work on his ITV/PBS show Mr. Selfridge, a schedule set by Warner Bros. so that the film will be eligible for a 20 percent California tax credit to keep its budget under $30 million.