It appears that the long-promised Entourage movie might actually be happening. Creator Doug Ellin and executive producer Mark Wahlberg have been touting a feature film version of the HBO “comedy” series for quite some time, and now Deadline reports that Warner Bros. has given a greenlight to the project. Ellin wrote the script and will direct the movie, which he previously revealed takes place six months after the series finale. Hit the jump for more.
When the show last left off, Jeremy Piven’s Ari was offered a studio head position and Adrien Grenier’s Vince was heading off to get married. We know very little about the storyline that Ellin has planned for the feature film, but he previously stated that the movie will focus on Vince and his crew “still hanging out and going to fun parties.” I’m sure that won’t at all be tedious or boring to watch in a full-length movie.
Per Deadline, deals are currently being worked out with series regulars Adrien Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, and Jeremy Piven to reprise their roles for the film, and we can safely assume that more than a few other cast members will pop up as well, in addition to one or two celebrity cameos. There’s no word on when production might begin, but with The Hangover trilogy coming to a close this May, one assumes WB will want to move forward on Entourage sooner rather than later. And dudebros the world over rejoiced.