All the behind the scenes real life drama played out like an actual episode of Entourage.
All good though because in the end the bros from Queens and Warners have hugged it out and VINCE IS DOING THE MOVIE! The Entourage movie is a go baby!
After a painful couple of months of contentious negotiations, director Doug Ellin finally tweeted yesterday:
According to my pal Borys Kit over at The Hollywood Reporter, the holdouts in the dealmaking process – namely Adrian Grenier, Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Dillon, Kevin Connolly – are on the verge of signing on.
THR’s sources say the deals are still not closed but all the camps are confident. Connolly’s and Dillon’s deals are in the final stages.
The development comes on the heels of Ferrara’s Monday appearance on The Wendy Williams Show to promote his new movie, Last Vegas, where the actor said the Entourage movie is “looking real good” and a deal for it “could be closed today.” What is interesting is that the actor, who was the most contentious to placate, was the one who had his deal closed first. Then again, it was his deal closing that prolonged the process.
Check out Ferrera in the clip from The Wendy Williams show below.
The studio is hoping to begin production on the Entourage movie in January with a budget of $30 million when Jeremy Piven is on break from his ITV/PBS series Mr. Selfridge. The behind the scenes drama had a real life ticking bomb element to it because the movie qualified for the 20% tax credit it got from California Film Commission program earlier this year and would not go ahead if the movie doesn’t meet the mid-January deadline to remain eligible.
As I said before, the script is dope and I had a hoot reading it. Ari has the best lines in it of course and I’m over the moon that the movie is finally a go. Can’t wait!
SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter