When it comes to “Entourage,” arguably no one puts on more of a performance than Jeremy Piven. His Ari Gold became a vulgar and insulting cornerstone of the show. Now Piven is revisiting the character for the movie, which may take a bit of work.
During the “Mr. Selfridge” panel at the TCA winter press tour Monday (Jan. 20), Piven was asked about transforming into Ari once again. “We did eight seasons of ‘Entourage’ and the script is really good,” he says. “And I really had left him behind and was embracing, am embracing this entire journey. So it will require me to be a little bit schizophrenic, but that’s what we do.”
Piven wouldn’t share any plot details about the movie, insisting they have to “fly under the radar.” When viewers last saw Ari, he had left his agency behind to spend time with his family in Italy. However, the show ends with an offer for time to take over as CEO of Time Warner.
The “Entourage” movie is aiming for a theatrical release late in the year.