Finally, they're back and celebrating! "Entourage The Movie" the film that's been by contentiously held up deal making actors, namely it's stars; Kevin Dillon, Jeremy Piven, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara and Adrian Grenier. Recently, the Entourage cast was spotted in "great form," according to a restaurant eyewitness at Laurel Hardware in West Hollywood, this past Friday night, as the boys were celebrating the announcement of their reuniting for the making of "Entourage The Movie".
That's right fan's! This is not a drill, people!!! It's Really Happening! At their party,while the other guys kept to themselves, actors Connolly and Ferrara were seen sharing a hug at the end of the night...hmm...does this indicate a new direction for the characters?
Luckily Jeremy Piven quickly picked up the slack, at the party, he was quite the ladies man, quite a change from the 90's in Chicago, when he was getting John Cusack's left over lady crumbs. Friday night Piven, was constantly surrounded by women who were now there for him and he was definitely enjoying it. Piven added a pic of the gang, who were later joined by Emmanuelle Chriqui, aka Sloan, to his Instagram account with the caption "Great to see everybody..."
Piven obviously was directing his comments to true die hard "Entourage" fans have been through an emotional rollercoaster for the past few years. But finally the popular HBO series and turning into a film for the big screen, but it looks as though the big screen event is actually happening after all . At least according to, the show creator and director, Doug Ellin, who tweeted the special words, "It's a go...the boys are back and they still love you!
Originally, Piven, had to be convinced to return, after the majority of the cast of the series was ready to jump into a big-screen movie, Jeremy Piven resisted, as he was unsure about reprising his role of crass and foul-mouthed agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold. Piven, who’s always had a more lucrative deal than his co-stars, negotiated a more generous back-end participation than anticipated which means he gets a marginal amount up front by reinvesting his salary as an investor, that way if the movie tanks, after all....it's actually a glorified TV movie, destined for video in 12 weeks, he writes off his tax losses and still recoups. But if it hits big dollars, he gets a big pay day, meanwhile his colleagues wanted something more equitable...most of them besides believing they're actually real life agents. Secretly haven't had pocket money in a while.
Once that hurdle with Piven was over come, his contract deal was signed, sealed, and closed. This announcement comes on the heels of cast member Jerry Ferrara's Monday appearance on, The Wendy Williams Show, what not Queen Latifah? 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 that day."
It's funny that the actor, who was the most resistive to returning, according to the casting agents, was the one who had his deal closed first. Then again, it was his deal closing that prolonged the process. That excessive haggling put the future of the movie in jeopardy, there was a looming cutoff window for its California film tax credit about to disappear, something that Warner Bros. deemed conditional for its production to begin in January of 2014.
That's when the camera's roll on the story of Vinnie Chase & Co. A movie extension of the HBO series. A show that when once was over in 2011, luckily it was always planned that one day by re-making, "Entourage'' as a movie, it's memory simply wouldn't be allowed to die!