It’s only been a couple of years since the final episode of Entourage aired on HBO, but already it seems like the show has mostly faded from memory. The truth is, the show was always just disposable entertainment, a light-hearted half-hour reprieve from the more serious dramas on the network, but when they started trying to make us care about the characters as individuals it lost much of its charm. We’ve been hearing for a while now that HBO and Warner Brothers have been intending to wrap things up with a feature film and earlier this year an Entourage movie was officially greenlit. Unfortunately, things haven’t progressed since then and it sounds like there is a serious problem: some of the cast members are holding out for more money. Could this potentially kill the Entourage movie altogether?
According to the New York Post’s Page Six, the Entourage movie was supposed to start production in May but it is currently on hold as negotiations with the cast continue to drag on. Jeremy Piven did just recently sign his contract, and it is believed that Kevin Connolly is on board as well. However, Adrian Grenier and Jerry Ferrara are said to be the two main hold-outs while Kevin Dillon’s status is unknown.
At this point series creator Doug Ellin is not feeling very optimistic about the project, according to a few recent responses to fans on Twitter:
— Doug Ellin (@mrdougellin) September 8, 2013
— Doug Ellin (@mrdougellin) September 6, 2013
— Doug Ellin (@mrdougellin) September 5, 2013
I guess I can understand why some of these guys would want to maximize their paycheck, especially Adrian Grenier who is arguably the star of the show (aside from Piven) and doesn’t have much else going on career-wise. Jerry Ferrara, however, is turning up in all kinds of movies including Battleship, Last Vegas and Lone Survivor. Still, there is always the chance that this could lead to multiple Entourage movies. Are you disappointed by this news? Do you still want to see an Entourage movie or have you already lost interest?