The film based on the HBO series is now officially a go, after previously was rocked with alleged money issues.
After a long wait, it's finally confirmed that the movie based on HBO's series "Entourage" is really happening. Doug Ellin, the creator of the show, tweeted a picture of the cast with a note, "It's a go. love you all."
Actor Jerry Ferrara additionally wrote, "I am proud to announce the #Entourage movie is officially a GO! Have to thank @wbpictures and @HBO for all the support to make this happen!" He added, "On behalf of the 4 guys I wanna also thank the #entourage fans for the patience. The BOYS are BACK. ' it always works out.' "
The movie project was previously rocked with alleged money issues. Producer Mark Wahlberg, without mentioning any names, suggested the film couldn't take off because some "greedy" people demanded unreasonably bigger paycheck.
"It's one of those things where, if the movie is a success, we'll get to make a lot more of them and we might get to make a lot of money, but we want to make it for the fans. This is the most I've ever been asked about for a movie," so he said.
Ferrara and castmate Adrian Grenier are rumored among those who caused the hold-up, but they vehemently denied it. Grenier posted a lengthy message on Instagram, explaining, "It has, & never will be about the money for me. I promise."
"The spirit of Entourage is about sharing the opportunities given to us and I will sign any deal that gives ALL the boys an opportunity to share in the upside of success EQUALLY. I assure you, despite the perception, there is no greed in my heart," he went on.
Ferrara, meanwhile, addressed the alleged money issues to Wendy Williams, "Is that what the streets are saying? Do you believe the streets? Here's what I'll say about holdouts: Athletes hold out when they have a contract they don't want to honor."
"It goes on more than you think. There's so many different parts of making a movie. It could be as simple as scheduling. Like on one week, someone has to be somewhere. No one is holding out. We knew the whole time we wanted to do this movie. We're actually kind of schedule, believe it or not."
"I'd do it for free," he said in a separate occasion when asked by a paparazzo about the matter.
The show, based on Wahlberg's experiences as an up-and-coming actor, starred Ferrara, Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Jeremy Piven, and Kevin Dillon. It ended in 2011 after eight seasons.