Entourage: Season 2 (2004)
Saturday 20th January 2007
HBO Video is delighted to announce the UK DVD release of Entourage: The Complete Second Season available to buy from 26th February 2006.
This Emmy and Golden Globe nominated hit comedy series continues to follow the ups and downs of A-list new comer Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier), as he hits the big time in Hollywood. Along for the ride are Eric (Kevin Connolly) and Turtle (Jerry Ferrara), life long friends from their home on the East Coast, and Johnny Drama (Kevin Dillon), Vince's half brother. Based in part on the exploits of Executive Producer Mark Wahiberg's early Hollywood years, this satirical series offers an authentic and unique depiction of the egocentric characters and bizarre scenarios that occur in the day to day life of modern Hollywood.
Having just finished shooting low budget indy film 'Queens Boulevard' in New York, the boys arrive back in LA ready to pick up where they left off. Eric tries to fulfil his new duties as Vince's manager while also trying to control the frustrations caused by his relationship with Kristen. He finally decides to break things off when he discovers they were both unfaithful during his time away. It doesn't take him long to finally start enjoying himself, when a slumber party at Hugh Hefner's Playboy Mansion serves as a welcome distraction.
Eric also has to deal with Vince's short fused, foul mouthed agent, Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven), who reveals that offers have started to dry up and that he should accept the superhero role in James Cameron's blockbuster "Aquaman". Turtle steps up into his new role as the house manager and Drama wonders if his legs are attractive enough to earn him some of Hollywood's meatier roles - later considering a $10,000 calf augmentation!
When the crew get kicked out of the old mansion, Vince immediately snaps up one of Marion Brando's lavish old pads, using the assumed 'Aquaman' paycheck to foot the bill. With the news that he has landed the role Vince finally gets his first Variety cover, but all is not what it seems when the group find out Leorardo DiCaprio is the new frontrunner for the part. After a barrage of calls Ari and Eric finally persuade Cameron to attend the Sundance film festival screening of 'Queens Boulevard'. Can Ari and Eric convince Cameron that Vince is the man for the role? How will Vince react when he finds out that the role of 'Aquagirl' has been offered to his old flame Mandy Moore?
Find out in the second season of this slick, funny and original hit US comedy which looks at the highs and lows of making it in Hollywood. The second series contains an array of high-profile cameo appearances from tinsel town stars including: James Cameron, Jaime Pressly, Brooke Shields, Hugh Hefner, Ludacris, Mandy Moore and Anthony Anderson, who play themselves or take on a role, often a parody of well known personalities from the film world.
Entourage has been dubbed as the male version of Sex in the City, filling the void left by all the past 'buddy' series. It draws on the experiences of industry insiders to illustrate the heady excesses of today's celebrity lifestyle, as well as the difficulty of finding love and success in the movie making capital of the world.
Adrian Grenier (The Devil Wears Prada, Hart's War) plays the loveable rising star Vince who has seen his profile (and his paychecks) steadily increase over the last year. But stardom is never a guarantee, and Vince made a risky choice in picking the indie film "Queens Boulevard" instead of a larger, more commercial film.
Kevin Connolly (John Q) plays Eric, Vince's best friend, a pizza restaurant manager turned talent manager. Eric does his best to keep Vince on track personally and professionally sometimes causing friction between these lifelong friends. Eric reads Vince's scripts for him and knows his friend's next move depends on how well Eric can get a grasp of the Hollywood business.
Kevin Dillon (24, The Doors) plays Vince's older half brother Johnny Drama; the once famous star of 'Viking Quest', whose own acting days seems like a distant memory as his aspirations are eclipsed by his younger brother's success. Drama is happy to audition for just about any role. An avid cook, Drama also manages to find time to work on his golf game whenever possible.
Jerry Ferrara (Leap of Faith) plays Turtle, another of Vince's friends from the East coast. Turtle is always up for a good time and wants to take all that LA has to offer, forever on the hustle, and making no excuses for living off Vince's name and money.
The Business People
Emmy award-winning Jeremy Piven (Black Hawk Down, Scary Movie 3), plays Ari Gold, in charge of Vince's career and one of the most influential agents in LA. High powered, ruthless, relentless and aggressive, Ari is determined to get Vince his next big film and propel him firmly onto Hollywood's A-List. Agents in Hollywood don't answer their own phones or pick out their own thank-you gifts and Ari relies heavily on Lloyd played by Rex Lee to handle the day-to-day minutiae of his work life... even though the superagent would never admit it.
Shauna played by Debt Mazar (Goodfellas), Vince's publicist, is in charge of Vince's image and reputation. Vince proves to be a challenging client but Shauna is no push over and has few qualms putting Vince and his boys in their place.
- The Mark Wahiberg sessions: exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews with cast and crew conducted by executive produce Mark Wahiberg