‘Entourage: The Movie’ eyes April 2014 release

Executive producer Mark Wahlberg says they're hoping to start shooting the movie this spring (2013)

Mark Wahlberg has revealed that the Entourage movie could open in cinemas as soon as April next year (2014).

Earlier this week (January 31), a movie version of Entourage was given a green light by Warner Bros. The film will be directed by the show’s creator Doug Ellin, who also wrote the script. According to Deadline, “deals are starting to be made” with original stars Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara and Jeremy Piven.

Now Wahlberg, who served as an executive producer on the TV show, has spoken out about the upcoming movie. When asked about the project’s time frame, he told MTV: “Well, hopefully [we’ll shoot in] spring. Spring or summer. May, June, depending on scheduling. But hopefully as soon as possible. And then release, I mean, either a summer movie or a fall movie, depending. But I like the summer. I like April, May [next year].”

Wahlberg also revealed that “all the guys are excited” about the movie, which will apparently focus on the show’s core cast of five male characters. “I always just wanted to get back to where it was just about the guys. We had a lot of strong female characters, and I love all those characters, but it really was always about the guys,” explained Wahlberg.

Entourage, which followed the LA adventures of an up-and-coming film star and his posse of childhood friends, debuted on HBO in 2004 and ran for eight seasons. Over the years, the show became known for hosting cameos from countless A-list stars including Kanye West, U2, Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson and Wahlberg himself. When asked whether he could make another cameo in the movie, Wahlberg replied: “You know me, man. If they want me, I’m in.”