The actor who played Turtle on the hit HBO series told Wendy Williams that despite the casting issues, “we’re actually kind of on schedule, believe it or not”
Jerry Ferrara is the latest “Entourage” cast member to assure the public that the movie is going to shoot as planned.
Ferrara appeared on “The Wendy Williams Show” on Monday and told the host that every cast member could be locked in any day now — maybe even today.
“It’s looking good. It’s looking real good. It could be closed today,” Ferrara said. “I could go look at my phone right now, and it’s done. It’s real close. We’re hoping to shoot in January. Hoping.”
Williams told Ferrara she heard that he was one of the cast members that producer Mark Wahlberg called “greedy” for demanding too much money, and holding up the production, but Ferrara maintained “no one’s holding out.”
“Here’s what I’ll say about holdouts: Athletes hold out when they have a contract they don’t want to honor. It goes on more than you think. There’s so many different parts of making a movie,” Ferrara explained. “It could be as simple as scheduling. Like on one week, someone has to be somewhere. No one is holding out. We knew the whole time we wanted to do this movie. We’re actually kind of schedule, believe it or not.”
“Entourage” creator Doug Ellin, on the other hand, doesn’t appear to have the same optimistic outlook on the future of the film.
On Sunday, a fan asked Ellin on Twitter for a hint of “when/if” it will be made, to which he responded, “If only I knew.”
When Saigon — the rapper who had a small recurring role on the series between 2005 and 2006 — joked he would boycott the film if he did not make an appearance, Ellin tweeted back, “Is there a movie coming???”
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