‘Entourage’ movie is finally ‘a go’, says creator

Adrian Grenier, Jeremy Piven and Kevin Dillon are all on board and shooting will start in January

The Entourage movie is finally ready to go ahead after tough negotiations between its cast members and producers.

The show’s creator Doug Ellin took to Twitter to share the good news.

The film was given a green light by Warner Bros in January of this year (2013) but it has taken 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 reports.

Grenier, Dillon, Ferrara and Connolly have now secured themselves a slice of the profits too and shooting is due to begin in January 2014. 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.