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'Entourage' movie 'a go,' creator says

"Entourage" stars Kevin Connolly, left, a Long Island

"Entourage" stars Kevin Connolly, left, a Long Island native, and Adrian Grenier speak during The Television Critics Association 2011 Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. (July 28, 2011) (Credit: AP)

A movie based on "Entourage," the 2004-11 HBO series about a young actor and his buddies in Hollywood, finally appears ready to go forward.

Doug Ellin, the Merrick native and series creator, tweeted Monday, "It's a go. love you all," attaching a photo with core cast members Jeremy Piven (Ari Gold), Patchogue native Kevin Connolly (Eric 'E' Murphy), Adrian Grenier (Vince Chase), Kevin Dillon (Johnny Drama) and Jerry Ferrara (Turtle). All are expected to reprise their roles.

The plan for an "Entourage" movie first surfaced in a report on Deadline.com in January, which noted that Warner Bros. had given a green light to the project. But the article also noted that deals with the cast had yet to be made. In mid-October, Mark Wahlberg, one of the series' executive producers, was asked by TMZ when the movie would be made and said: "As soon as them guys stop being so greedy."

Unconfirmed reports said that Piven had secured a richer deal, which other cast members sought to match.

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