Mark Wahlberg has confirmed that he will be making a cameo appearance in the upcoming film version of Entourage, a show the unmistakable actor produced from the ground up via HBO.
“I was written in for a cameo,” he said in a recent interview with Digital Spy. “So if I don’t get cut out I’ll be in there.”
Mark Wahlberg has played himself on the show a number of times over Entourage‘s seven year run from 2004-2011. The feature film will follow suit in showcasing the actor in brief stints — the show, after all, is about an actor named Vince, played by Adrian Grenier. When asked if the film would mimic the show and feature a faux movie along the lines of Aquaman and Queens Boulevard, Mark Wahlberg was not at all shy.
“Well, Vince is an actor so there’s definitely a movie in there,” he said.
Wahlberg is keen on stressing the overall theme and tone of the film. Entourage‘s latest season, for whatever reason, sort of morphed into a soap opera-esque storyline involving relationships and girl drama. Marky Mark is intent on making sure audiences know the film wishes to harken back to its roots of bro time.
“Johnny Drama will be trying to get a job, not much has changed,” Mark Wahlberg said. “But we do want to get back to the guys being together again. They were all involved in heavy relationships with strong female characters and we want to see the guys being the guys again.”
Entourage developed its fame by telling the story of friends Kevin Connolly, Adrien Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara and Jeremy Piven as they all basked in the success of one becoming an actor. Piven’s character, Ari Gold, has somewhat of a cult following due to his eccentric and off-the-wall-antics — a fact Mark Wahlberg wishes to keep fully in tact.
“Oh my God, I was just reading the last half of the script, and Ari’s crazier than ever,” he said.
Not much is known about the upcoming Entourage movie other than its script is penned by longtime collaborator Doug Ellin. Mark Wahlberg, meanwhile, has been producing Boardwalk Empire and starring in films left and right. He can currently be seen alongside Russell Crowe in Broken City and in Pain & Gain towards the end of April. We’ll be sure to update you as more information is released.