This just in: The universe still hates “E.”
Two-and-a-half years have passed since the series finale, but the Entourage movie is finally underway. Vinny Chase and the boys are back together, pro athletes are flocking to the set like the salmon of Capistrano and everything is right with the world.
The only hitch so far has been Kevin Connolly—or, more specifically, his leg.
According to TMZ, the actor portraying Eric Murphy broke his leg last week shooting a pigskin-related scene. As the story goes, Connolly suffered a broken bone attempting to reel in a pass from Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.
TMZ reports that Connolly went full Buffalo Wild Wings commercial and tripped on a sprinkler head in the middle of his route. Jerry Ferrara then made the situation worse by landing on Connolly’s leg.
Yep, it doesn’t get much more Entourage-y than E and Turtle going head-to-head in man coverage with a pro quarterback. The best part was Doug Ellin, the show's creator, confirming that Connolly came down with the ball:
Fortunately for fans, the movie is still scheduled to shoot as planned. Like Jack Youngblood, Connolly is going to play through the pain and finish the film on a broken leg.
As for other athlete cameos, we know Wilson is far from the only NFL star making an appearance in the film.
“Jule and I went in there. We had a blast. It was super cool,” Gronkowski said. “We had a good time, we can’t really say what we did…but it was cool.”
Gronkowski did reveal he was on camera with Kevin Dillon, aka Johnny Drama. Which is perfect.
With that, I think it’s safe to say the Entourage movie is going exactly as imagined. The film is slated for a summer 2015 release, but with all of these injuries and athlete cameos, they may have to push it back.
Be on the lookout for more athlete sightings and injury updates from the set. I wouldn’t be surprised if Drama suffers a calf strain trying to beat Usain Bolt off the blocks.
He’s never had good calves.
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