'Entourage' Movie Gets a Start Date

ENTOURAGE (2004-2011)

Inspired by Mark Wahlberg's own experiences coming to Hollywood, Entourage might have overstayed its welcome towards the end, but early in its run it was a showbiz-savvy portrait of American excess and male pattern bonding. For those that still want more, the Entourage movie is a go and will hit theaters in 2015.

Writer Doug Ellin tweets a photo featuring stars Adrian Grenier, Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Dillon, Kevin Connolly, Scott Caan, Jeremy Piven and Debi Mazar.

The Entourage movie has a start date.

Writer Doug Ellin tweeted Wednesday morning that the movie, based on the HBO series, would begin shooting January 16.

But more importantly, he tweeted a photo of himself with the movie’s cast. That’s noteworthy since the hold-up for the movie has been a noisy conflict among the key principals regarding backend.

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Jeremy Piven initially received a larger backend deal than the other actors -- Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara and Kevin Dillon -- expected and who then wanted pay more comparable with Piven's.

The hold-up threatened the making of the movie, whose fate rested on getting the cameras to roll on time to receive a California film tax credit.

The photo seems to indicate everyone hugged it out.

Left to right in the photo below: Scott Caan, Ferrara, Debi Mazar, Ellin, Connolly, Dillon, Grenier and Piven.