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So…The 'Entourage' Movie Script Was Finished

Just when you thought it was safe to visit Los Angeles, Doug Ellin has informed Deadline that he's putting the finishing touches on an Entourage feature. This comes almost exactly a year to day the series finale aired. It's still early, as HBO execs have only heard “a very general pitch” thus far; however, Ellin, who created the series with Marky "Mark" Wahlberg, is optimistic: “I’m excited. I feel a lot of positive energy…Everywhere I go, people ask me, 'Where’s the movie?'" Where exactly is he going? Beer shotgunning contests? Protein powders and shakes megastores? Entourage conventions? (Oof, can you imagine the smell of clashing colognes?) Doug explained the movie [...]

The Entourage Movie You Need To Live Is On Its Way

If you were already pressing cold steel to the side of your head at the prospect of surviving a Turtle-less existence, chase away those thoughts of suicide for at least a year or two more: the Entourage movie is definitely happening. Well, allegedly. “We’re going to do a movie," creator Doug Ellin confirms. "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." Co-producer Mark Wahlberg adds, "“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 [...]

HBO Passes on Old Guy Entourage

Hwhaaat? Doug Ellin's 40 is not moving forward at HBO? But the world needs an old guy Entourage! There are so many stories left untold about career opportunities that look like they aren't going to happen but then suddenly do happen and everyone does a toast of beer bottles on a balcony at sunset! I refuse to believe this news.

I Think You Come Out on Top Here, Tina Fey

Here's Entourage creator Doug Ellin on meeting Tina Fey: "Tina had a great line to me and [Entourage producer] Rob Weiss at the Emmys four years ago. We were like, 'You're just gonna beat us every year, huh?' And she looked at us deadpan and said, 'Yeah, but I'm sure you guys get more pussy than I do.'"

Michael Imperioli and Adrian Pasdar Cast in Entourage 2, I Mean, 40

Doug Ellin is making a single-camera ensemble comedy pilot for HBO about four lifelong friends so obviously it's time to play the "mapping these characters to the Entourage characters" game! (Critics of the game say that every round is kind of the same and nothing ever happens, but the theme music is great.) Michael Rapaport's character is described as a "neurotic everyman," so I guess that mean's he's E. Ed Burns will play "a father who used to work at Bear Stearns making more than $2 million a year but has now been out of work for almost a year," so, Johnny Drama. That leaves the newly cast [...]

Let's Imagine the Plotlines for Doug Ellin's Old Guy Entourage

Entourage creator Doug Ellin is doing a pilot for HBO called 40 that will "focus on a group of male friends navigating life in a slightly older age bracket." So basically an unfamous, older Entourage? He's already got Ed Burns on board, too! I look forward to seeing the plot lines that they come up with, including:

-They all have impossibly attractive wives that they always complain about, except for one of them who is a permanent bachelor. -Ed Burns' character seems signed on to do a project, but then it seems like it's in jeopardy, but everything works out in the end. -A really obnoxious outsider from [...]