Good news for fans of the HBO comedy Entourage (or bad news if you’re not a fan of TV shows being made into films) Entourage is going to be made into a film, and Warner Bros have green-lighted the project! Praise be!
Deadline are reporting this one, saying that the adaptation will be directed by the show’s series creator, screenplay writer and co-executive producer Doug Ellin – so you’d imagine it’ll be in safe hands. They are already in talks with the comedy’s main stars Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara and Jeremy Piven for them all to appear in the movie. Rumours that the film would be made have been circulating for a while. The show ran between 2004 and 2011 and, speaking to Digital Spy last year, Ellin had said that the film would begin six months after the last season had finished. "There are interesting developments about Ari as a studio head, and that's still the first page for me” he commented. “But foremost is the friendship between the guys who are still hanging out and going to fun parties, and it continues with the same characters."
The show was a particularly successful one for Piven during its run on HBO, the actor winning three Primetime Emmy awards in the Outstanding Supporting Actor category, as well as a Golden Globe for his portrayal of character Ari Gold.