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Are you one of the four or five people holding out hope for an Entourage movie? If so, producer Mark Wahlberg has troubling words to share regarding the “greedy” people who are holding the long-gestating project up.
As you can see in the video at TMZ, Wahlberg is approached by TMZ (and countless fans) while trying to check in at an airport – seriously, there are aspects of a celebrity’s day-to-day life that seem terrible – and is asked when the Entourage movie might actually happen. Wahlberg’s response?
“As soon as them guys stop being so greedy.”
Wahlberg wasn’t specific by who he means with “them guys,” so TMZ speculates that he’s referring to members of the cast. Are certain actors asking for too much money to be part of a big-screen Entourage movie? Sure, the dude who played Turtle will be in Last Vegas, but Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon and Kevin Connolly aren’t exactly lighting the industry on fire. You know who doesn’t need an Entourage movie? Mark Wahlberg doesn’t need a damn Entourage movie. He’s doing just fine without it.
But Wahlberg, the smart producer, understands the business, and actually takes time to explain to TMZ why it makes sense for people to get in on the ground floor of a potential Entourage film franchise, for even though it was a popular HBO series (for a while), it might inspire greater success down the line. Wahlberg says:
"It's one of those things where if the movie's a success, we'll get to make a lot more of them and then we'll probably make a lot of money."
We’d been hearing plenty of positive news about the movie after years of mild stasis. A finished script was turned in almost a year ago. Last January, an official green light was triggered, but nothing else has really surfaced, and this seems to be why. So instead, similar to what the Arrested Development cast had to go through, everyone tied to Entourage must contend with incessant movie questions from journalists, fans and trolls at the airport until the movie finally happens. If it ever happens.