The studio gave it a green light and the script was ready to go, which should have meant that things were going full steam ahead on the Entourage movie. But after recent statements from Mark Wahlberg, that implied production was being held up because some of the actors wanted more money, there was some question about just when filming could or would start.
So, when Collider was given the opportunity to speak to actor Jerry Ferrara for his latest movie Last Vegas (for which we will run the full interview closer to that film’s November 1st theatrical release), we took the chance to ask about where things are at with the Entourage movie, and if it is still close to actually happening. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
Collider: There was a script that was done and the Entourage movie was going ahead until, all of a sudden, Mark Wahlberg said that the actors were holding it up because they wanted more money, but then you said that you’d be willing to do it for free. So, where are things at with the movie, at this point? Is it close to happening?
JERRY FERRARA: I will say, yes, it’s actually very, very close to happening. I don’t look at anything as a done deal until we’re on set shooting. It is kind of sad, in a way, that this stuff – and not to make a sports reference – wasn’t all kept in the locker room. I don’t think Mark meant exactly what he said, but I don’t want to speak for him. Mark is one of my good friends. I have a movie coming out with Mark, at the end of the year.
I just think the whole thing has gotten a little blown out of proportion. I’ve had some of the more nasty, hateful things written to me on Twitter because people thought I was the one holding up the movie. It became funny, at some point.
Ultimately, it was reinvigorating because I guess people really do want to see this movie. We always have planned on doing it. There are just so many moving parts. It’s not just, “Okay, let’s make a movie,” and then three weeks later, you’re on set. It takes awhile to line everything up, especially when you’re trying to do it the right way.
And turning a TV show into a feature film is another added layer that makes it more difficult.
FERRARA: In a weird way, this has played itself out very much like a really, really great episode of the show, which is kind of cool. Right now, I’m waiting for the finale of Season 9.