Home Movies “Entourage” Movie: We Told You in December 2009

I told you on December 9, 2009 that Mark Wahlberg planned to make a movie out of “Entourage” when the series ended. Here’s the clip: http://www.showbiz411.com/2009/12/03/20091203wahlberg-entourage-lovely-bones. Okay, Hollywood Reporter? That trade mag has now taken an off-handed comment from Wahlberg that he would finance the film itself, and turned it into a headline. It’s hilarious. “Entourage” will be financed by HBO and Warner Bros., just like “Sex and the City.” Here’s the deal: they are simply waiting for a script to be finished. When the script is done, and everyone’s happy, the movie will be made. It’s not like Wahlberg will have to fight the studio to get “Entourage: The Movie” made. It’s already an event and it hasn’t even happened yet.

So get a grip, Hollywood Reporter, now famous for blowing up one line non sequitirs and turning them into headline exclamations. It’s the ultimate marriage of trade reporting and US Weekly. Hmmmm…Meantime, the Hollywood Reporter’s been doing a “screening series” at the Montauk Yacht Club. No one knows why, or what purpose it serves. The space is small, and this mention is the only publicity they’ve had so far. The only celebrity who’s turned up in their WireImage pictures was a real housewife of New York. But you can always stop at Cyril’s on the way up there for a good lobster roll!

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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