Following the path paved by fellow HBO hit Sex And the City, the pay network's long running series Entourage has received the green light for the big screen from Warner Bros.
'Entourage' Movie Details
The theatrical version of the series will be a sequel to the show, which ran on HBO for eight seasons from 2004 - 2011, according to Deadline. Entourage creator, Doug Ellin, will direct the movie from a screenplay he has written.
Like the series, the feature will center around a rising film star and his inner circle. Deals with Entourage stars Adrian Grenier (Vincent "Vinnie" Chase), Kevin Connolly (Eric "E" Murphy), Kevin Dillon (Johnny Drama), Jerry Ferrara (Turtle), and Jeremy Piven, who plays Vinnie's uber-agent Ari Gold, are underway.
The feature-version of Entourage will open six months after the series finale and will center on Ari's new career move. The HBO series climaxed with Piven's character quitting the biz to fully commit to his troubled marriage with Mrs. Ari, played by Perrey Reeves. But the story was left hanging when Ari suddenly received news he's being offered his dream job - running a studio.
A start date for the project is still pending.
"We're teed up for a movie in a way that, you know, Ari has this conundrum that he's facing," Piven said last year according to Huff Post, adding, "Which is either to rule the world or to honor his love to his wife."
Executive producer Mark Wahlberg offered up what he'd like in the movie back in June of 2012: "I think a 90-minute movie of sheer craziness — the guys getting back to just being about the guys, you know? Lose the ladies. Go crazy. Give people what they want."