Rapper signs up to play assistant to Ari Gold
Kid Cudi has joined the cast of the Entourage movie.
The rapper has signed up to play the assistant to Ari Gold, who is played by Jeremy Piven, reports Deadline.
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.
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.