In the words of show creator Doug Ellin, the Entourage movie is "a go". The brains behind the hit US TV series – which starred Jeremy Piven, Kevin Dillon, Adrian Grenier, Jerry Ferrara and Kevin Connolly – announced the news via Twitter alongside a picture of himself with the Entourage cast:
And he wasn't the only member of the Entourage family to tweet their excitement, with Piven, Grenier and Ferrara all sharing the good news with their followers...
The official announcement follows a long wait and a great deal of excited chatter amongst fans since Ellin first revealed he was interested in writing a feature film back when production on the series ended in August 2010. Since then the show's stars have all spoken about a possible movie, with executive producer Mark Wahlberg dropping repeated hints that discussions were still ongoing.
Although Piven is believed to have signed on the dotted line back in August, Grenier, Dillon, Ferrara and Connolly have reached their own separate deals in the last few days, according to Deadline, as Wahlberg and co-producer Steve Levinson closed in on their individual offers.
The comedy-drama based on Wahlberg's own experiences of Hollywood, ran for eight series between 2004-2011 and followed the exploits of young A-list movie star Vincent Chase (Grenier) and his group of childhood friends including best friend and manager, Eric Murphy (Connolly) and famously fiery agent, Ari Gold (Piven). It won numerous awards, including three best supporting actor Emmys for Piven and five Golden Globes for best musical or comedy between 2004-2009.
Production on the movie is not expected to begin until January 2014 when Piven is on a break from filming his starring role in ITV's Mr Selfridge, but in the meantime Entourage fans can look forward to plenty more of this...
As with much of Ari Gold's output, the following clip contains swearing