Money disputes couldn’t stop the Entourage movie from going forward and neither can Kevin Connolly breaking his leg. The actor broke his left leg in two places Wednesday while playing football on set in L.A. with Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, I’ve learned. The accident, which Connolly posted a pic of on Twitter on March 21, occurred while the cameras were rolling on the Warner Bros pic. (UPDATE 12:53 PM – According to a tweet from director Doug Ellin, the actor caught the ball.) Connolly immediately iced his leg, I’m told, and went back to work to do the next scene soon afterward. He showed up for work the next day, and production on the movie based on the long-running HBO Hollywood hustle series has not been interrupted at all. Super Bowl XLVIII-winning Wilson is set to make a cameo in the movie.
With Wilson, Connolly, Jeremy Piven and the rest of the gang on screen, the Entourage movie is due to hit theaters on June 12, 2015 – four years after the series wrapped on HBO. Series creator Doug Ellin is directing the $30 million film, from the script he finished back in September 2012. The long-in-the-works pic had some off-screen drama of its own late last year when stars Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara and to a lesser degree, Connolly were looking for some of the movie’s backend. After some public and private back and forth reminiscent of the ultimately successful efforts to bring Sex And The City to the big screen, everyone hugged it out Ari Gold style and made their respective deals in late October. That meant that WB got to keep the 20% tax credit that movie of the HBO series got from the California Film Commission program earlier this year – something the studio was firm on having if the pic was to go forward. Filming started on the Entourage movie in mid-February. Probably a safe bet to assume that Connolly will be going easy now on the going head-to-head with Super Bowl champs at least until production ends