The long-rumored big-screen debut of HBO’s Entourage has gone through more twists, turns and negotiations than an episode of the show. However, the second franchise to make the transition from HBO series to film could start filming as soon as January. Earlier today, Turtle, otherwise known as his much more boring name Jerry Ferrara, appeared on the Wendy Williams Show to promote his new film Last Vegas, but of course the status of the Entourage movie was brought up. According to Ferrara, the deal could be closed as soon as today, and it’s ‘looking real good.” When asked about cast members (rumored to be Jeremy Piven and Ferrara himself) holding out, he said the following:
“Here’s what I’ll say about holdouts: Athletes hold out when they have a contract they don’t want to honor,” Ferrara told Williams. “No one’s holding out. It just takes a little time. We’re actually on schedule.”
Part of the reason that Ferrara throws out the January timeline is that the movie must start shooting by January of next year to get a California tax credit, which is one of the conditions that Warner Bros. has made. But just like Vinnie Chase, somehow is looks like in the 11th hour, everything’s going to come together and work out just fine.