'Entourage' Movie Release Date, Cast & Plot Updates: Vinnie Chase 'Hustling' in Hollywood as Filming Starts
Three years after the HBO original television series "Entourage" ended, Warner Brothers has given the show the go signal for its film adaptation. Variety reports that over the weekend, "Entourage" creator Doug Ellin posted a picture of the boys of Hollywood on Twitter and captioned "Cameras roll Tuesday. Can't wait."
According to Deadline, the "Entourage" movie is scheduled to shoot in Los Angeles as well as Miami, and will star Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrera, Jeremy Piven, Rex Lee, Debi Mazar, and Perry Reeves. Recurring cast members from the series such as Perry Reeves (Mrs. Gold) Emmanuel Chriqui (Sloan), and Rhys Corio (Billy Walsh) will also appear in the film.
Fox reports the movie will center on Vinnie Chase and his gang "hustling" their way through Hollywood. Piven's character, Ari Gold, has moved up from being a talent agency chief to a studio executive.
The storyline will revolve around Chase landing a leading role in a film adaptation of "Dracula". The film will be financed by a billionaire cowboy Larsen McCredle, played by Billy Bob Thornton. To make sure that everything goes smoothly in the film's production, he sends his son Travis to L.A. to watch over Vinnie and his boys. The son of Thornton's character will be played by Haley Joel Osment.
The film will take place six months after the events of the series' last season. The "Entourage" movie will be directed and by Ellin. Mark Walhberg and Stephen Levinson will serve as producers with Wayne Carmona as executive producer.
The series ended with an eight season. It was reported that around 2.6 million viewers tuned in to watch the show's series finale.
California's Film and Television Tax Credit commission lists the film as generating almost $30 million in production expenditures with 35 production days, 41 cast members, 265 crew members, and over 2,000 extras.