Way back on 07.08.11 HBOWatch started the first buzz about an ENTOURAGE movie. Then there was nothing until Jeremy Piven spoke up in a post dated 12.02.11. It wasn’t until 01.29.13 that we got some solid news that Warner Bros. actually gave the movie the green light. If you can detect the pattern months at a time go by before any major news surfaces. The movie seemed to be off and on so many times. We reported on 10.28.13 that it was finally a sure bet. Now we got a premiere date of 06.05.15 and an awesome trailer. Wait until you see this!
The boys are back in town! Vincent, E, Johnny Drama and a slimmed down Turtle are still living large in Hollywood. So are Ari and Lloyd and even some of the ladies are said to be around. We can be sure it is all about Vincent Chase and Ari Gold’s rise to super stardom and those along for the ride. The official press notice states:
“Entourage,” the much-anticipated big-screen version of the award-winning hit HBO series, reunites the show’s original cast, led by Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon , Jerry Ferrara and Jeremy Piven.Movie star Vincent Chase (Grenier), together with his boys, Eric (Connolly), Turtle (Ferrara) and Johnny (Dillon), are back…and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold (Piven). Some of their ambitions have changed, but the bond between them remains strong as they navigate the capricious and often cutthroat world of Hollywood.
Also starring are Billy Bob Thornton and Haley Joel Osment as father and son, Larsen and Travis McCredle. Returning cast from the series also includes Perrey Reeves as Ari Gold’s wife; Emmanuelle Chriqui as Sloan; Rhys Coiro as Billy Walsh; Debi Mazar as Vince’s publicist, Shauna; Rex Lee as Lloyd; Constance Zimmer as Dana Gordon; and Nora Dunn as Dr. Marcus. Emily Ratajkowski appears as herself. Rounding out the cast are Alan Dale, who appeared in the series, rapper Scott Mescudi, and Rhonda Rousey.
“Entourage” creator Doug Ellin is directing the feature film from his own screenplay, story by Ellin & Rob Weiss, based on characters created by Ellin. Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson and Ellin are producing, with Wayne Carmona serving as executive producer.
The behind-the-scenes creative team reunites several key members who worked on the original series, including director of photography Steven Fierberg, editor Jeff Groth, production designer Chase Harlan, and costume designer Olivia Miles.
We haven’t asked in a while so we will do so again, were you a fan of ENTOURAGE when it ran on HBO? It ran for eight seasons for a total of 96 episodes and ended with The End. In that episode Vince delivers big news after spending a night with Sophia. Ari makes one final attempt to save his marriage, and when it dawns on him what his mistakes were, he quits the agency. Drama and Turtle do their best to get Sloan to reconcile with Eric, as Vince makes an effort of his own with Terrance. In the end, Vince, Sophia, Turtle, Drama, Ari, and Melissa fly off to Paris for Vince’s wedding while E and Sloan fly off together. In a final post-credits scene, Ari is in Italy with his wife when he receives a call from John Ellis, the CEO of Time Warner. He tells Ari he’s retiring and that he wants him as his successor. The episode ends with Ari pondering the offer.
According to that trailer it looks like good times ahead for the Entourage!