Just two days ago, Entourage creator Doug Ellin seemed pessimistic about the future of HBO and Warner Bros.’s Entourage movie – which was greenlit back in January, then delayed, allegedly because all its stars wanted to be paid as much as Jeremy Piven. When a fan asked Ellin via Twitter to give a hint as to when the movie was coming, Ellin replied with a wistful “if only I knew.”
What a difference 24 hours make! Last night, word broke that after months of uncertainty, the movie is finally, definitely happening. (Presumably, hugging it out played a role.)
The news was actually first announced by Jerry Ferrara, who played street smart driver Turtle on the comedy:
And soon, other members of the Entourage family – including Ellin, who will direct the upcoming movie – began to chime in.
Oh, and Oklahoma city Thunder forward Kevin Durant is also pretty stoked.
According to Deadline, the movie is scheduled to start filming sometime in January, when Jeremy Piven – a.k.a. super-agent-turned-movie-mogul Ari Gold – is on break from Mr. Selfridge, his ITV/PBS series. Ellin has said that the movie picks up six months after Entourage’s series finale, with Ari making waves as a powerful studio head. There’s no word yet on when the film will hit theaters, though this Instagram photo from Adrian Grenier, who plays cipher star Vincent Chase, seems to hint at a release date.