Deals Sealed For ENTOURAGE; Movie Forges Ahead
Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara and Kevin Connolly have reached deals for the upcoming ENTOURAGE movie. Film director Doug Ellin Tweeted today: "It's a go. love you all" along with a photo of the cast (pictured, left).
No specific numbers have been revealed, but sources tell Deadline all four actors will receive a share of the $30 million movie's backend. Arguments over the profits began when actor Jeremy Piven reached an early deal with Warner bros, which caused a riff with the rest of the cast and stalled deals.
Per reports, Piven-the unintentional star of the series-closed his deal for the film in October. Piven's portrayal of Ari Gold (based on that of real life WME agent, Ari Emanuel) garnered him three consecutive Emmy wins.
Entourage was the incredibly successful HBO series that ran from 2004-2011 and rapped with eight seasons, 96 award nominations and 13 wins. Produced by Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson, the show was a hit with audiences and critics alike. Comparable with another hit HBO comedy, Sex and the City; the studio and fans of the show want to see the story continue.
News of the film seemed to be good when the project was granted a coveted California tax credit, and if the movie keeps to its original budget, the credit should still come through.