The movie is based on the successful HBO series by the same name that starred Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara and Jeremy Piven.
In addition a slew of celebs, will make cameos as themselves to give the film an air of authenticity.
They include Billy Bob Thornton, Kelsey Grammar, Mark Wahlberg, Tom Brady, Nina Agdal, Jessica Alba, Armie Hammer, Pharrell, Emily Ratajkowski, Haley Joel Osment, Kid Cudi and MMA superstar Ronda Rousey.
What no Kim Kardashian? Well, the movie apparently has some standards.
The show ran through eight seasons and was hugely popular for its brass-ball depiction of Hollywood and the movie star system.
The movie is unlikely to break any ground that the series hasn’t covered; everything will just be ramped up on steroids. As agent Ari Gold (Piven) says: “Like I told you 15 years ago, the next level is coming.”
The plot basically revolves around Ari’s new job as head of a studio. For his first project, he wants his boy, Vinnie, to star in a gritty sci-fi crime drama. Only problem is Vinnie also wants to direct.
Ari reluctantly agrees and cuts a check for $100 million to fund the film. Oops, Vince goes over budget, putting Ari in hot water with a group of shady characters from Texas, who financed the film.
“If this movie tanks, Vince will not come back from this, neither will I and neither will you,” Gold says pointedly to Vince’s manager Eric Murphy.
In between the moments of drama, the biggest star of the picture is it’s portrayal of Hollywood’s excesses, the girls, the yachts, exotic cars and grotesque mansions.
If the financial success of Vinnie’s film is in doubt, the same can’t be said of the Entourage film. It’s heavily padded with product placements.
It’s virtually a subliminal commercial for companies that have paid fees to have their products featured in various scenes.
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