This probably doesn’t fit into the according to Hoyle definition of “nerd news,” but there’s technically a comic book correlation tagged on it, so I figured it was worth writing about.
After a long, long, four-year break, the boys of Entourage are back in a full length movie. This will be the first Entourage protect since the hit HBO series ended its run. The series enjoyed a well-received eight season from 2004 to 2011 that followed the exploits of actor Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier), his brother Johnny (Kevin Dillon) and two best friends from childhood. Along with Vincent’s agent Ari Gold, masterfully and sometimes controversially portrayed by Jeremy Piven, the series explored a side of satiric (if not downright accurate) side of Hollywood not often seen by outsiders.
Developed and produced by Mark Wahlberg, the show was loosely based on Wahlberg’s own rise to fame. Entourage ended with the promotion of Ari Gold to movie studio head and the sometimes illustrious, often troubled career of Vinnie Chase up in the air. Best friend and manager Eric Murphy (Kevin Connolly) marries the girl of his dreams with eternal hangers-on Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) and Johnny “Drama” along for the ride.
Fans of the series will remember in the second and third seasons, Vincent plays the role of Aquaman in a live-action film directed by James Cameron. The fictitious film is the highest grossing film to date and the pinnacle of Vincent’s career. The event on the show was so huge that a real TV news broadcast once mistakenly reported the fake film’s success as beating out Sony’s Spider-Man.
Here is the official trailer for Entourage.
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