"Entourage" fans were disappointed last month when it was revealed that the long-awaited movie adaptation of the beloved HBO series had stalled after stars Adrian Grenier, Jerry Ferrera, and Kevin Dillon declined to sign on for the film. But now co-star Kevin Connolly has revealed that that drama is over, and the project will hopefully start filming in the next few months.
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Connolly told TMZ this week that the movie is "gonna happen," and that the delays were the result of "complicated" matters. The actor declined to elaborate, though TheWrap reported in September that it was because Grenier, Ferrera, and Dillon were "holding out," presumably for more lucrative deals.
But now, Connolly revealed that "everything is fine" with the production, and the entire "Entourage" gang was on board.
"Everybody's in line," he said. "It's gonna be good. January, we're going to do it. It's not official, but it will be."
That good news is a far cry from what series producer Mark Wahlberg told TMZ just last week, when he said that the movie would get off the ground "as soon as them guys stop being so greedy." Grenier was less than enthused by that summation, and took to Instagram to clarify Wahlberg's accusation, writing that his professional decisions depended solely on brotherhood and fairness.
"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," Grenier wrote. "I assure you, despite the perception, there is no greed in my heart. Remember, it will all work out in the end. It always does."
If Connolly's statements are any indication, it looks like things will indeed work out after all.