The former child star who helped scare the hell out of us that summer in 1999, is heading to the big screen, in the movie version to the hit HBO series Entourage. According to Deadline, series creator Doug Ellin is bringing together Osment and the boys from Queens for a big screen outing. Adrian Grenier, Jeremy Piven, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Connolly, and Constance Zimmer are all reprising their roles from the television show.
Little is known about Osment’s character for the film, other than he will be joined by Billy Bob Thornton and other stars. As a fan of the show, I always enjoyed seeing the large variety of stars that made special appearances as either specific characters, or as themselves.
Osment, who has appeared alongside John Goodman in Amazon Studio’s Alpha House, has recently finished production on the highly anticipated Kevin Smith horror-comedy Tusk. The actor also recently starred in the IFC miniseries The Spoils of Babylon. I feel like it’s been way too long since the now adult Osment has been on the big screen. Having played a critically acclaimed role as a child star, I feel that his talent was over-shadowed in recent year for being known as, “the kid who saw dead people.” With Entourage being one of the better shows on television at the time and having such a meaningful ending, I feel Osment’s involvement will do justice for both actor and film, and hopefully draw more positive attention to both.
Doug Ellin and Rob Weiss, who worked closely on the series, have written the script. Ellin is at the helm and series co-creator Mark Wahlberg will be producing along with Weiss. The film is set to release some time in 2015.
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