A movie version of Entourage has been given the 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 and Jeremy Piven.
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. Since the show ended in 2011, each of the show’s main cast members has expressed an interest in returning for a movie.
Discussing the film back in September (2012), Ellin revealed that the script picks up six months after the TV show ended and begins with “interesting developments” for Jeremy Piven‘s character, Ari. However, describing the story’s focus, he added: “Foremost is the friendship between the guys who are still hanging out and going to fun parties, and it continues with the same characters.”
During its eight-season run, Entourage became known for hosting cameos from countless A-list stars including Kanye West, U2, Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson and Mark Wahlberg, who was also the show’s executive producer. According to Deadline, the film will also feature “a swarm of real Hollywood talent playing themselves”.