Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Entourage is Back, Hug it Out Bitches

Jeremy Piven
Jeremy Piven (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
That’s right, just when you started to like watching the reruns on Spike, the super popular series Entourage is making a comeback, and I’ve heard it’s back to the basics.

There will be a few minor changes -- like the screen will be larger, the episode length will be very long, and there will be just one in the season. You guessed it...Entourage The Movie.

Many of you already knew there were talks about this happening, but it’s always one of the deals where you just assume it’s not going to happen. Whenever it’s a show that I actually liked and would like to see more of, I can almost bet the movie will take forever to come out. (See Arrested Development) However, it’s official now folks, the Entourage movie has been greenlit over at Warner Brothers.

Penning the script is series creator Doug Ellin, who believes his screenplay is damn near finished, and the usual suspects of Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson will be producing. As far as the stars of the show, it looks like deals are being made to get all the essentials back, including Adrian Grenier for Vinnie Chase, Kevin Connolly for Eric “E” Murphy, Kevin Dillon for Johnny Drama, Jerry Ferrara for Turtle, and of course Jeremy Piven as Ari Gold. Expect to see some of those great supporting roles too from the likes of Scott Caan playing the appropriately named Scott, Eric’s management partner. (One of my favorite characters) Also, maybe a Billy Walsh sighting played by Rhys Coiro, Lloyd played by Rex Lee, and god willing a Emmanuelle Chriqui sighting as Sloan.

I imagine at this point the holdups will mainly come from the actors, more specifically the ones working. Scott Caan is on Hawaii Five-O, but I’m sure they’ll be able to tear him away from the island for a couple days of shooting. Jeremy Piven just started a show on PBS called Mr. Selfridge, but there’s no movie without him, so I’m sure that will get worked out. As for the others....shouldn’t be too much of a problem.
So what’s going to happen in this movie? Well, we know Ari Gold was offered to run a studio, but will likely lose his wife if he takes the job. For the other storylines...I don’t remember them so hopefully they will come up with some new good ones. I heard through the grapevine that Mark Wahlberg said they’ll be going back to the basics, like the show was when it first started. So, expect to see some high wire acts of transgression for the characters.