"Entourage" returned to HBO this month with its final (8th) season, but fans won't need to say goodbye to "Entourage" just yet -- the creator of the hit HBO show has announced there will be an "Entourage" movie.
"We're going to do a movie. We're going to do it. It's a question of when and how quick. We'll sit down and come up with an idea," said Doug Ellin at a TV critics press tour.
Jeremy Piven, who plays the eccentric, crude agent Ari Gold, is also up for the idea. "I think [the final season] is a gratifying way to finish, yet I also feel we could transition into a movie," said Piven.
"We're all choked up," said Adrian Grenier of the cast and the past eight seasons. "We've been together for eight years. We've spent countless hours creating something were very proud of. It's sad to say goodbye to each other and to what we created. We know we'll always be connected on some level."
Word has been circulating for some time that the "Entourage" cast would hit the big screen in a feature film, but until now it's only been speculation.
Even Executive Producer Mark Wahlberg is excited at the prospect, and has been for some time. Last December, Wahlberg told Entertainment Weekly that he wanted to do an "Entourage" movie, and this week he confirmed his original thoughts.
"Well, I said if I had to finance myself, I'd do it. I certainly hope it has a chance to become a feature film, everybody always says the episodes are too short. [Viewers] want to go on a journey. "The Hangover" to me is like "Entourage," said Wahlberg.
"Entourage" is known for loosely being based off Wahlberg's life and rise to stardom. The actor got his start in entertainment in the boy band New Kinds on the Block. He was one of the original members, along with older brother Donnie Wahlberg, but he quit the band early and Joe McIntyre took his place. In 1991, Wahlberg released the first studio album for Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. The album was a huge success and included the hit song, "Good Vibrations."
In other "Entourage" related news, the mansion that is used as the home of Grenier's character Vincent Chase, has been sold for $4.2 million. The home is 9,010 square feet, and is located in Encino Hills, Los Angeles. The show is one of several that Chase and his entourage inhabit for the show.
And now that "Entourage" has completed filming, Grenier is open for other projects and has already signed on to be a part of "Vietnam in HD," narrated by Michael C. Hall of "Dexter." Grenier will be one of 13 voices which will narrate first-person accounts of veterans and individuals who were connected to the war. Other actors on board are Edward Burns, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Zachary Levi.
Grenier has also worked as a director, and his 2002 directorial debut, "Shot in the Dark," a documentary about his search to find his biological father, received positive reviews at the 2006 Toronto Film Festival. He also released a documentary about the paparazzi and their at times dangerous and volatile relationship with stars. The film is called "Teenage Paparazzi." Grenier didn't appear in the film, but narrated and directed it. Actors who appear in the film include his "Entourage" buddies, Kevin Dillon (Drama) and Jerry Ferrara (Turtle). Alec Baldwin, Matt Damon, Whoopi Goldberg and Paris Hilton were also featured.
Entourage Trivia, via SharTV.com:
It's rumored that Kevin Connolly said he was 'retiring' from acting when "Entourage" creators first approached him. It wasn't until he was informed the part of Eric had been written specifically for him that he decided to take part.
The license plate shown in the opening credits, on the vintage 1965 Lincoln Continental, says QSV 11427, which is the zip code for Queens Village, New York and QSV may be an abbreviation of that.
Johnny Drama is based on actor 'Johnny Alves', Mark Wahlberg's cousin. Thus, in the pilot Turtle mentioning that Vince thought Johnny was his cousin until they were 14.
In season 4, Vincent stars in the fictional film "Medellin." A trailer was created for the film (which can be seen in the DVD set), and at the end of the trailer is the Internet link "www.medellinthefilm.com", which is an actual website created for and about the fictional film. It includes the trailer, stills, an interview with Vincent Chase, and a synopsis for the film.
Watch Season 8 trailer: