Russell Wilson is set to make an appearance in the highly anticipated Entourage movie, set to be released some time next year, after about 18 years of contracts disputes to even get this party started. So, a measly thing like a broken leg is not going to stop the cameras. Last week, while filming a scene playing with Wilson, Kevin Connolly, AKA “E”, broke his leg.
— Kevin Connolly (@mrkevinconnolly) March 21, 2014
Connolly immediately iced his leg, I’m told, and went back to work to do the next scene soon afterward. He showed up for work the next day, and production on the movie based on the long-running HBO Hollywood hustle series has not been interrupted at all. Super Bowl XLVIII-winning Wilson is set to make a cameo in the movie.
With Wilson, Connolly, Jeremy Piven and the rest of the gang on screen, the Entourage movie is due to hit theaters on June 12, 2015 – four years after the series wrapped on HBO. Series creator Doug Ellin is directing the $30 million film, from the script he finished back in September 2012. The long-in-the-works pic had some off-screen drama of its own late last year when stars Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara and to a lesser degree, Connolly were looking for some of the movie’s backend.
$30 million is a lot of money, so I can see why the show must go on. As Ari Gold would say, “If you want a Beverly Hills mansion, a country club membership, and nine weeks a year in a Tuscan villa, then I’m gonna need to take a call when it comes in at noon on a motherfucking Wednesday.”