By Drew Taylor | The Playlist October 29, 2013 at 10:45AM
Update 2.19.14: Principal photography is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Entourage,” the much-anticipated big-screen version of the award-winning hit HBO series. The feature film reunites the show’s original cast, led by Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara and Jeremy Piven. Also starring are Billy Bob Thornton and Haley Joel Osment as father and son Larsen and Travis McCredle.
For those of you who were desperate for a cinematic, widescreen translation of the ugly misogyny, easy jabs at Hollywood and unnecessary star cameos of HBO's bafflingly popular series "Entourage," well, you're in luck. After years of crawling towards cinemas, the "Entourage" movie that nobody is asking for is finally happening, at least according to the series' creator (and film's writer/director) Doug Ellin. Ellison tweeted "It's a go." Then slammed a Red Bull and vodka and yelled at his assistant.
According to Deadline (via Flicks and Bits), deals have been reached for all the major principles in the cast, including Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, and Jeremy Piven. You can obviously understand why it took so long to get everybody back together, since those guys are just working constantly. In fact, Ferrara can be seen as a humiliated jerk in this week's old-guys-go-to-Vegas comedy "Last Vegas," so his career is really en fuego.
The plot of the movie is being kept under wraps but we're pretty sure that there will be a part where some of the dudes bicker about something, and there will be a few topless women, and maybe someone will do a line of cocaine. Hopefully the announcement of the "Entourage" movie will be followed shortly by a big screen incarnation of that other beloved HBO original series "Arli$$." Been a long time waiting for that one.
Executive producers Steven Levinson and Mark Wahlberg are also set to return, with production starting in January. The anticipation is, clearly, killing us.