Future Oscar Gold for Ari Gold? Long-Running Former HBO Series Gets Green Light to Be Made Into Feature Film Deadline.com
" 'Aquaman' star Vinnie Chase is back, baby," reports Mike Fleming Jr. at Deadline.com, continuing, "Warner Bros. has tonight [Jan. 29, 2013] given the green light on a movie version of 'Entourage,' the HBO series that ran from 2004-2011.
Writes Fleming, "The film will be directed by series creator [and showrunner] Doug Ellin, who wrote the screenplay and who exec produced the series with Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson. Deals are starting to be made with Adrian Grenier, who played Chase, Kevin Connolly, who played his manager Eric 'E' Murphy, Kevin Dillon, who played the actor’s brother Johnny Drama, Jerry Ferrara, who played their entrepreneurial driver Turtle, and Jeremy Piven, [in his Emmy-winning role as] iconic type A talent agent Ari Gold."
Fleming adds, "That’s about as far as the studio has gotten at this point, and there is no start date. ... While some naysayers might start in that an HBO transfer to film has no shot, the first 'Sex and the City' did pretty well. For me, I can only think of one word to describe this development. Victory!!!!"