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'Entourage' movie begins shooting

Movie based on HBO show sees Jeremy Piven returns as Ari Gold

'Entourage' movie begins shooting

Entourage movie has begun shooting, according to Instagram pics posted by the film's lead actors.

In November last year (2013), it was announced that production would begin on the much-anticipated film version of the hit HBO show, which starred Jeremy Piven, Adrian Grenier, Jerry Ferrara and Kevin Connolly, in January 2014.

Shooting began on January 16 and the moment was captured on instagram by Jerry Ferrara, who posted the following images:



Kate Upton is reportedly being lined up to play the female lead in the forthcoming Entourage movie. According to TheWrap, the swimwear model-turned-actress is "in early discussions" to join the film's cast, though makers Warner Bros have apparently made no formal offer yet. The role that would be played by Upton, best known for her appearances in Sports Illustrated's annual Swimsuit Issue, is being kept under wraps.

The film was given a green light by Warner Bros last year (2013) but it took several months for the cast members to hammer out their contracts. After Jeremy Piven signed a deal that includes a share of the film's profits, co-stars Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara and Kevin Connolly held out for similar contracts, Deadline has reported. The film is said to have a production budget of around $30 million (£19 million),

Entourage launched on HBO in 2004 and followed the LA adventures of an up-and-coming film star and his posse of childhood friends. During its eight-season run, the show became known for hosting cameos from countless A-list stars including Kanye West, U2, Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson and Mark Wahlberg, who was also one of the show's executive producers. Walhberg will serve as an executive producer on the movie too.

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