“Entourage” fans take note: a feature film adaptation of the show will happen – even if funding has to come out of Mark Wahlberg’s pocket.
In their last public outing representing “Entourage” the television show, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Dillon and series executive executive producers Doug Ellin and Wahlberg appeared at the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Beverly Hills Thursday to discuss the comedy’s final season, and that pesky recurring question of whether or not it will be adapted for the big screen.
“We’re gonna do a movie,” Ellin confirmed without hesitation. “It’s a question of when and how quick. We’ll make it happen.”
Wahlberg is on board, too. “I always said if I had to finance it myself, I’d do it,” he said. “People are always saying the episodes are too short. They want to go on a journey with these guys.”
As for the upcoming series finale, Ellin said he and Wahlberg approached it without any major deaths or plot points in mind, just the sense of having a certain “vibe.”
“I really wanted to have a feeling,” Ellin said. “Mark and I sat down to talk about what was important, and it was to leave it with an element of, ‘We loved hanging with these guys and we’ll miss ‘em.’ It was about finding that moment which hopefully we achieved.”
The cast, who have wrapped production on Season 8, shared their own bittersweet memories of the final day on set. Joked Piven, “That last day was like trying to act in the middle of a riot.”
Said Grenier, “[It] was like last day of high school – we all had senioritis. It was really hard to get anybody focused.
“We are all choked up,” he continued. “We have been together for eight years. We have spent countless hours together. We are all very proud and we know we will always be connected on some level.”