Jeremy Piven, via imdb.com
Jeremy Piven is part of the problem. That’s what the Hollywood Reporter is saying, anyway. Quoting only “insiders” and unnamed “sources,” the showbiz industry publication claims that the Evanston-born-and-bred actor’s demands for “backend compensation” from a planned “Entourage” flick (based on the hit HBO series, on which Piven played hyper Hollywood agent Ari Gold) “has some cast members throwing an Ari Gold-style tantrum.”
And, for a somewhat sunnier take, here’s how “Entourage” writer/producer Doug Ellin chimed in on the matter via Twitter:
The real Ari just told me entourage movie is happening. He actually was the one who pushed me to write script so maybe it is. We shall see— Doug Ellin (@mrdougellin) October 21, 2013
For more details, check out www.hollywoodreporter.com.
Update: October 29, 2013