The dream of an “Entourage” film is one step closer to coming true.
The long-waited project has been rumored for over a year. And now, according to reports, the screenplay is getting its final touches.
Deadline Hollywood confirms the news…
According to email from the show’s creator, Doug Ellin, who is penning the script, he is currently on page 110 and is “gonna finish by Sunday (I pray).”
Ellin added that executive producer Mark Wahlberg - whose life created the groundwork for the series – have been channeling fan anticipation, putting the pressure on him to get it done already….
“[Mark promised] to kill me if I don’t write faster,” wrote Ellin. “Every time I see him, Mark says, ‘I’ve made 5 movies this year. Get going!’”
The film promises to pick up where the Season 8 premiere left off, telling the story of Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven) who assumes the responsibilities as a new studio head.
“There are interesting developments about Ari as a studio head, and that’s still the first page for me,” Ellin wrote, explaining the script picks up six months after the finale cliffhanger. “But foremost is the friendship between the guys who are still hanging out and going to fun parties, and it continues with the same characters.”
Rumors for an “Entourage” movie date back to before the series even ended.
Hollyscoop spoke with the show’s star in early 2011 who agreed that the endeavor would be something worth exploring.
“That’s what they’re saying. I think we all want it!" said Grenier. “But he needs everyone's help, 'Get online and start making a ruckus.'”
Later that year, Wahlberg confirmed that a movie was in the works, telling Hollyscoop, “Yes, for sure. Yes.”
While HBO has been slow to reveal any official movie news, the network – like the writer - is surely feeling the pressure from fans too…
“I’m excited. I feel a lot of positive energy,” Ellin added. “Everywhere I go, people ask me, ‘Where’s the movie?’”