The TV series Entourage was on the air for 8 seasons from 2004 before finally concluding in 2011. The movie which will kick-off where the series ended is in the works and is scheduled for release on June 5, 2015. Needless to say fans of the series are extremely excited about it and screenshots of the film trailer are all over the Internet. Scottish singer, songwriter, DJ and, music producer Calvin Harris hinted at a role of some sort in the upcoming film.
For those who don’t know the show, the premise is about a fictitious character (Vincent Chase) who’s making a movie. Calvin took to social media to share what looks like a fictitious in-movie poster which had his name displayed prominently next to Vincent (a character in Entourage played by Adrian Grenier). The movie title on the poster is Hyde. The official trailer of the Entourage movie is set to be released today (23 December, 2014) at 11:00hrs PST.
The release of the poster strongly hints at the possibility that Calvin Harris will appear in the film at some capacity, or it could hint at the possibility that he will appear on the official movie soundtrack in one form or another. A third possibility is that he will appear in the movie and he’ll contribute to the soundtrack. Another twist to the tale is that musician Flying Lotus will contribute to the soundtrack of the movie within the movie. With so many complications it’s easy to get confused. However, once the trailer is out some of those grey areas might be clarified.
The Entourage movie will also feature Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, Jeremy Piven, Jerry Ferrara, Rex Lee, Perrey Reeves, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Debi Mazar, Rhys Coiro, and brand new characters played by Haley Joel Osment and Billy Bob Thornton. The original series was based on the life of Hollywood superstar Mark Wahlberg and it was nominated for multiple Prime Time Emmy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and Screen Actors Guild Awards; winning a number of them in the process.
Summer 2015 pic.twitter.com/yTmoxM1JRQ— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) December 23, 2014
Calvin has had a great year by any standards. He has held the title of highest paid DJ in the world for 2 years in a row according to Forbes. He has also broken the record for the most number of songs to chart simultaneously on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Song with three songs at once. He also broke the record for the most top ten hits from one studio album to place on the UK Singles Chart with nine tracks. To put things in perspective that record was previously held by Michael Jackson. Calvin released his fourth official studio album Motion just recently (Nov, 2014) which looks like it’s already performing quite well commercially. It was certified gold in the UK and peaked at the number 2 position on the UK charts. It is his highest charting album in the USA, peaking at number 5 on the Billboard 200. According to Forbes he has also played more than 125 gigs in the one year period from June 2013 to 2014 – that’s a lot.
All in all, it seems the young musician has a phenomenal year ahead of him and if his movie role is impressive it could be the start of a career in film. Let’s wait and see what he has in store for us. On the subject of the other musician involved in the Entourage film, there have also been rumors that Flying Lotus is part of the scheduled lineup for Coachella in 2015. If this is indeed true it signifies that he will probably have an even better year in 2015 because only the best musicians are chosen to perform at the festival. Let us know what your thoughts on this story are in the comments section…