What could be more meta than a movie within the movie? A movie within a film based on a TV program about a group movie-making crew in Hollywood where the executive producers is actually the inspiration for our protagonist?
That’s essentially the plot of HBO’s EntourageThe franchise was founded by Mark Wahlberg’s rise to stardom. The HBO series, which was created by Doug EllinIt won many Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe Awards and was followed by a film that grossed $49.3 million at its box office.
Entourage Premiered on HBO in 2004. Introduced viewers to Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) and his main crew of supportive pals (Kevin Connolly and Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara Jeremy Piven). The Devil Wears Prada Star plays the main character, who tries to balance friendship with personal gain in Los Angeles.
“It was certainly a different time,” Grenier recalled his experience on set during a GQ Australia interview in November 2020. “We wouldn’t have been able to get away with the same things today that we did on the show. I’m glad that we got it done when we did.”
He continued: “I could have used a little more Vince in my life, actually. But I’m happy to say that I was able to play a role and then transition back to myself. … I was making documentaries in Mexico when I got the role, so it was quite a change.”
The entourage Entourage The cast was not limited to the five main characters on the poster. The cast also consisted of other stars — including Debi Mazar, Constance ZimmerAnd Emmanuelle Chriqui — who’ve made memorable cameos on the HBO drama.
Nearly four years after the award-winning series wrapped, the Hollywood crew reunited for a cinematic followup — set mere days after the finale’s cliffhanger scenes.
“We shot wide format from the beginning, like it was on a big screen,” Grenier told The Independent in June 2015. “Fans watched four or five episodes in a row. The only difference? [for the movie] is that we’ve cut out the beginning and end credits.”
He added: “One of the things I like about this [project] is that it’s about how you bring up your neighbors and your friends and your family, how you support them. Even though it seems that the theme is about indulgence and materialism, it’s really not. It’s about supporting your friends.”
Scroll below to see what the cast has been up to since the show — and movie — wrapped: