Connolly Wants To Direct Entourage Movie

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July 23, 2010 | 7:00pm EST

Entourage star Kevin Connolly has thrown his hat into the ring to direct a planned movie version of the hit TV series.

The show will come to an end after its eighth season airs next year, and plans are already underway for a big screen spin-off featuring the original cast, including Connolly.

The actor has already directed an episode of the show, and he’s eager to step behind the camera once more for the Entourage film.

He says, “I’m throwing my hat into the ring. I want to be considered. I want to direct the movie.”

The actor admits the huge popularity of the Sex and the City films, developed from the hit TV series of the same name, was critical in Entourage’s transition from the small screen and he wants to be responsible for emulating the success.

Connolly adds, “I tell you, I never thought I’d be so happy to see Sex and the City as a movie. When that movie came out and it did well, it opened the door for us, but I definitely want to make a movie. I’m starting this rumour that I’m the frontrunner to direct!”