Doug Ellin, the creator of Entourage, the cult US comedy series, has finally confirmed that the comedy will be turned into a film. This announcement came several months after delays due to negotiations taking place with the actors.
The series that was aired between 2004 and 2011 followed the rising star Vince Chase and his childhood friends. Some of the friends includes Eric Murphy who is not a successful TV actor, and who acts as his manager, his older brother Johnny and the accident prone personal assistant and chauffeur, Turtle.
Jerry Ferrara who acted as Turtle also confirmed the news about the upcoming film on Twitter. Jerry went on to add that on behalf of the actors that they were back and they thanked Entourage fans for being patient as they await the release of the film. He went on to add a famous line from the series, “It always works out.”
Mark Wahlberg, who produced the series actually focused on the experiences he had in Hollywood. A majority of the episodes greatly featured several guest stars that just played themselves while the four friends passed through different challenges that came with fame.
The show won several Emmy awards with most of them going to Jeremy Piven who acted as Ari Gold, Vince’s bad tempered and foul-mouthed agent. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jeremy was the first actor to sign for the film, and considering he was getting a good pay deal, the other actors attempted to negotiate for better deals.
The negotiations greatly delayed the film making it miss out California film tax credit-something that was very important for any major film. According to the paper, industry insiders indicated that all contracts had been signed and sealed and filming would begin next January.