Mark Wahlberg keen on developing ‘Entourage’ movie

Big screen outing for Vince and company

Entourage producer Mark Wahlberg, along with creator Doug Ellin, have announced they are keen on bringing the hit HBO comedy to the big screen.

Wahlberg is so confident in the show translating to the cinema that he said he’d even stump up the cash for the film himself:

If I had to finance it myself I would do it…I certainly hope that this has a chance to become a feature film. People are always saying the episodes are too short. They want to go on a journey with these guys.

As well as the cast and producer being interested, the show’s creator Doug Ellin has said he’s ready to get cracking on a script.

Last week, speaking to The Hollywood Reporter on the red carpet for the show’s eighth and final season, Ellin said, “I’m gonna start writing it in the next six months”.

Entourage began in 2004 and tells the tale of an up-and-coming actor, and his friends from New York, trying to make it in Los Angeles. The show is said to be loosely based on Mark Wahlberg‘s experiences as a younger man.

As well as acting as producer Wahlberg, has cameoed in the show along with many other celebrities including Christina Aguilera, Eminem, Kanye West, Matt Damon, Larry David, and James Cameron.

The final season of Entourage airs on Monday nights in the UK, just one day after the US premiere, on Sky Atlantic.