The big-screen version of “Entourage” has been delayed, the New York Post’s Page Six reports, adding that the holdup is caused by cast members seeking bigger paychecks for the movie.
“The long-awaited film based on the hit HBO show was due to go into production in May,” the story says, “but it’s been on hold while producers try to agree on deals with key members of the cast, Page Six has exclusively learned.”
Plans for the “Entourage” movie were announced in January 2012. A year later, producer Mark Wahlberg said the script was done and plans were made to go into production in May.
“Wahlberg said he’d originally hoped to start shooting as early as May this year so the flick could be released in April or May 2014,” the story reports.
Wahlberg also noted that the plot would focus on the show’s familiar leading characters — Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven), Vince Chase (Adrian Grenier), Eric “E” Murphy (Kevin Connolly), Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) and Johnny “Drama” Chase (Kevin Dillon).
HBO’s “Entourage” series ended its run in 2011.