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Adrian Grenier and Mark Wahlberg offer differing views on the money issues holding up the Entourage movie

Oct. 21, 2013by: Alex Maidy

Fans of the HBO series ENTOURAGE should already understand what goes into getting a movie made as they witnessed Vince and his crew endure the ups and downs of the Hollywood system for eight seasons. But, now there is some real life drama holding up the long in development feature film take on the show. Creator Mark Wahlberg was recently asked by the paparazzi about the film's status and he answered with this:

As soon as them guys stop being so greedy.

Everyone has assumed that is a reference to the cast of the film including Adrian Grenier, Jeremy Piven, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, and Kevin Connolly. In response to this, Grenier has taken to the avenue that all stars take when trying to set the record straight: Instagram. Instead of making you read the oddly designed image, here is the transcription of Grenier's statement courtesy of Cinema Blend:

"To all Entourage fans. I owe it to you to make a couple things clear. I take my role as Vince on the show & off very seriously. All decisions I make personally & for business are for the principle of friendship and brotherhood. It has, & never will be about the money for me. I promise. I will always stand up for the boys (that includes you) & do what I can to make sure they are treated fairly, and not be taken advantage of by anybody. 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. 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. ------ I will try to answer questions with hashtag #entourageboysshare"

Of the cast of ENTOURAGE, only Jeremy Piven has achieved a consistent level of work in film with the rest of the cast appearing here and there. ENTOURAGE is sure to do well at the box office, but with as much layoff as there has been (two years) since the finale, there may be only the hardcore fans waiting for the film. That being the case, HBO may be hedging their bets and not ponying up the dough for the actors.

Wahlberg's comment may be one of frustration but the fact that he voiced it at all could escalate this process. In the end, do you really want to see an ENTOURAGE movie that badly or have you already moved on?

Source: Instagram

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11:38PM on 10/21/2013
The show had a very limited fanbase and it's not exactly a show that NEEDS to be on the big screen... So in all honesty - who the hell would even pay to see this?
The show had a very limited fanbase and it's not exactly a show that NEEDS to be on the big screen... So in all honesty - who the hell would even pay to see this?
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10:54PM on 10/21/2013
The last two seasons of the show were irrelevant before they even aired. I have absolutely no interest in watching a movie. I would prefer another season for them to correct some wrongs... But I lost interest in this show when Grey showed up. Her bad acting was a distraction. She was the misaligned track that caused this train to derail spectacuarily. Season 5 is where it should have ended. If it had ended then, I would be hip to a movie.
The last two seasons of the show were irrelevant before they even aired. I have absolutely no interest in watching a movie. I would prefer another season for them to correct some wrongs... But I lost interest in this show when Grey showed up. Her bad acting was a distraction. She was the misaligned track that caused this train to derail spectacuarily. Season 5 is where it should have ended. If it had ended then, I would be hip to a movie.
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10:43PM on 10/21/2013
I'm with Wahlberg on this one. It's his "baby". I mean the show is based off his life and his own entourage and experiences.

I don't want to see an Entourage film. The show ended terribly and terribly enough that I don't even care where else the characters could go next.
I'm with Wahlberg on this one. It's his "baby". I mean the show is based off his life and his own entourage and experiences.

I don't want to see an Entourage film. The show ended terribly and terribly enough that I don't even care where else the characters could go next.
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4:53PM on 10/21/2013

Hey now...

Kevin Connelly has a good gig as the voice over on Best Buy commercials.
Kevin Connelly has a good gig as the voice over on Best Buy commercials.
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4:51PM on 10/21/2013
Reading both quotes, I'm coming away from this like this: Grenier wants the cast to have equal pay across the board for the movie. Whether that's a significant increase in pay, or just upping the "supporting" roles to match Grenier and/or Piven, I don't know. It doesn't sound so much like they're being greedy so much as it sounds like they all want to be equally represented and recognized in the movie based on the TV show which they all made successful in their own way.

While I
Reading both quotes, I'm coming away from this like this: Grenier wants the cast to have equal pay across the board for the movie. Whether that's a significant increase in pay, or just upping the "supporting" roles to match Grenier and/or Piven, I don't know. It doesn't sound so much like they're being greedy so much as it sounds like they all want to be equally represented and recognized in the movie based on the TV show which they all made successful in their own way.

While I acknowledge that the show dipped tremendously in quality in the last few seasons, I consider myself a hardcore Entourage fan. I for one will go see the movie regardless. But at the same time, I'm not exactly waiting around for it with breathless anticipation. Frankly, after the way they ended the series, I'm not really eager for what they come up with in the movie.
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4:33PM on 10/21/2013

come on

Only one man can fix this mess..... [link]
Only one man can fix this mess..... [link]
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5:00PM on 10/21/2013
good job bro, the link is dead...now we'll never know who can fix this mess
good job bro, the link is dead...now we'll never know who can fix this mess
7:58PM on 10/21/2013
Hahahahahahahaha
Hahahahahahahaha
8:00PM on 10/21/2013
Im guessing it was a Billy Walsh gif.... or maybe Harvey
Im guessing it was a Billy Walsh gif.... or maybe Harvey
9:16PM on 10/21/2013
It says "Lloyd".
It says "Lloyd".
4:29PM on 10/21/2013
I can understand if there is some issues with these guys not getting a ton of money to do this. I understand their desires to get a decent last payday for the film since the show has a loyal fanbase. I've moved on since the show dropped in quality significantly during the last two seasons (Eight specifically), but I would easily give my money to show people that Adrian Grenier and Kevin Dillion have talent that should be utilized.
I can understand if there is some issues with these guys not getting a ton of money to do this. I understand their desires to get a decent last payday for the film since the show has a loyal fanbase. I've moved on since the show dropped in quality significantly during the last two seasons (Eight specifically), but I would easily give my money to show people that Adrian Grenier and Kevin Dillion have talent that should be utilized.
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