‘Entourage’ May Have Found a Female Lead in Kate Upton

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Now that the studio has finally agreed to let #EntourageBoysShare, casting has moved on to the leading lady. Model Kate Upton is reportedly in early talks to play the female lead and possible love interest of lead Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) in the Entourage movie sequel, which is being directed by Doug Ellin. Hit the jump for more details.

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Briefly: Now that the drama is over, Drama is finally back. Entourage creator Doug Ellin tweeted what several of his stars had been saying over the weekend. All deals have been signed and the movie version of the hit Hollywood-based HBO show is finally a go.

Vince (Adrian Grenier), E (Kevin Connolly), Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) and, yes, Drama (Kevin Dillon) will all now receive backend deals on the $30 million film. Filming will start as planned in January once Jeremy Piven (whose original deal started all the problems) finishes filming his PBS show, Mr. Selfridge. Cue the Jane’s Addiction. [Twitter, Deadline]

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Whether the world will even still want an Entourage movie by the time it gets made is up for debate, but the reason it hasn’t gotten one yet is pretty clear. Although Warner Bros. greenlit the project back in January, report after report has indicated that the cast isn’t so thrilled with the salaries being offered. Or rather, most of the cast isn’t.

According to a new story, Jeremy Piven is being compensated handsomely for his involvement in the movie. This is proving an issue because he’s getting paid so much, Adrian GrenierKevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara, and Kevin Dillon are upset that they aren’t making as much as he is. Get the details after the jump.

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A long time ago, Entourage series creator Doug Ellin finished the script for a movie based on his hit HBO show. Warner Bros. gave him the green light in January and almost all of his cast signed on, including Jeremy Piven and Kevin Connolly. Months then passed with no update until several people reported that Adrian Grenier and Jerry Ferrara, who played  Vince and Turtle, wanted more money. That was the hold up.

Now, producer Mark Wahlberg seemingly confirmed that by saying the movie would happen “As soon as them guys stop being so greedy.” He didn’t name names, but Grenier seemed to own up to it. He took to his Instagram to release a statement about the Entourage film. Read it below. Read More »

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Entourage went off the air two years ago, but earlier this year fans got a glimmer of hope that they’d see Vince and company continue their adventures on the big screen. Warner Bros. announced the green light for a feature film sequel, which would begin shooting in May.

Then summer came and went with no news, and now as we head into fall we’ve learned what the holdup is. Basically, according to a new report, the cast wants more money. Hit the jump to get the dirt.

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Bad Santa Sequel

That Bad Santa sequel we’ve heard about for such a long just got some HBO swagger. Doug Ellin, the creator of Entourage, has signed on to rewrite, and possibly direct Billy Bob Thornton in Bad Santa 2. The actor is hoping to shoot the R-rated Christmas comedy at the end of the year. Read More »

Warner Bros. Green Lights ‘Entourage’ Movie

As a man who moved from New York to Los Angeles with dreams of Hollywood glory in my head, today is a great day. Warner Bros. has given to the green light to the movie version of Entourage, the HBO series that ran from 2004-2011. Mark Wahlberg executive produced the show based on his own life.

The show starred Adrian Grenier as Vinnie Chase, a popular actor who brought his three childhood friends E (Kevin Connolly), Drama (Kevin Dillon) and Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) to Los Angeles to ride the wave of stardom and pal around with his agent Ari (Jeremy Piven).

Doug Ellin, who created the series, will write and direct the film. The movie doesn’t have a start date at this point.  Read More »

As just about every cancelled series (and even some of the non-cancelled ones) vows to come back as a movie, one popular property’s actually making a bit of progress. Doug Ellin has revealed that his Entourage screenplay is nearing completion, and by “nearing” we mean “just about at” — Ellin says he plans to have the thing done by Sunday.

Those who saw the finale may recall that Entourage ended with a cliffhanger of sorts, as Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven) got the call to take over as the CEO of Time Warner. According to Ellin, the Entourage movie will jump forward six months to see Ari settling into his new position as a studio head. But naturally, some things never change: Vince (Adrien Grenier), Drama (Kevin Dillon), E (Kevin Connolly), and Turtle (Jerry Ferrarra) remain close friends, with a steadfast passion for partying. More after the jump.

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