Based on the HBO Comedy series. Movie star Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier), together with his boys, Eric (Kevin Connolly), Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) and Johnny (Kevin Dillon), are back…and back in business with super-agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven). Some of their ambitions have changed, but the bond between them remains strong as they navigate the capricious and often cutthroat world of Hollywood.
Ari, now fending off a Cannes-envious Lloyd in addition to talking his wife down from a punitive spending spree, arrives late to the Hollywood rush for private jets after LAX closes. Desperate to fly his guys to Cannes, Ari calls Sydney Pollack and manages to pack five of the six onto the filmmaker’s plane. E, on the other hand, gets shot down when he finally admits to Anna that – in addition to having a crush on her – he thinks she should pass on ‘Silo.’ In light of his conflicting interests, the actress sends E packing, but when he gets to the Van Nuys airport, it turns out Ari’s math skills don’t measure up. Even without Lloyd and Mrs. Ari, the guys tip the scales past what Pollack’s pilot will allow. Vince decides it’s all or nothing and passes on the flight. As the group turns to leave the terminal, Kanye West and his entourage roll up, granting the LAX refugees seats on his 727. From the tarmac, Ari calls his wife, apologizing for leaving her behind and explaining that he just wanted to have a guys-only adventure. Mrs. Ari, surrounded by a room full of designer purchases, forgives him and tells him to enjoy his trip with the boys. Voila!
Ari’s search for a ‘Medellin’ buyer gets off to a strong start. A few key deceptions – appearing at a party with Harvey Weingard and spreading disinformation through Lloyd’s network of gay assistants – bait Dana Gordon into making an offer, but it falls short of Yair’s sum. Vince and E level with her in hopes of landing a legitimate studio, offering to leave their money on the hook if she can cover Nicky’s investment. The deal lasts for about five minutes, until Yair catches wind of it and offers $75 million directly to Nicky. Unable to argue with cash like that, Vince and company are all smiles as they follow the red carpet into their premiere. When Drama hears Jacqueline scream from the crowd, he scoops her up and carries her off to the beach to consummate their relationship on the sand. Vince doesn’t get so lucky with the screening of ‘Medellin.’ The crowd’s boos at the end of the film give way to a diatribe by Walsh, and Yair immediately backs out of the deal. With nowhere left to turn, Ari accepts a backhanded offer of one dollar from Harvey Weingard, banking on the studio head’s financial savvy to dig them out of the hole.
Ari’s newest client, Walsh, also causes headaches when he turns in a script for ‘Lost in the Clouds’ without running it by the agent. It doesn’t help that Walsh has renamed the film ‘Silo’ and written a blanket departure from the book. Dana Gordon makes it through 12 pages before demanding Ari pull his client into line. Walsh, of course, refuses to cooperate and fires Ari before the agent can dump him. Unable to catch E on his cell, Ari calls Vince for help, but when the actor peruses ‘Silo’ he discovers its brilliance. In a risky game of hardball, Ari walks the script in to Dana’s boss and tells him he can either produce this ready-made summer hit or explain to his investors how ‘Lost in the Clouds’ collapsed into a debacle. Ari doesn’t earn any friends with the power play, but ‘Silo’ receives a green light. Back at Anna’s shoot Dave returns in a fury, openly accusing E of trying to steal his girl. Finally fed up, Anna breaks up with Dave on the spot, sending him away before finishing her work. E returns home from the set to find Ari, Walsh and the boys toasting to the new project. Cluelessly flipping through the ‘Silo’ script, he asks the guys, "Where’s the snow?"
At the Gold house, Ari’s spotlighting a few flaws doesn’t go over so well. A producer from ‘The Young and the Restless’ calls to ask Mrs. Ari to reprise her role as Kendall Scott, and Ari tries to dissuade her by warning, "You left the show when you were 25, and they shoot in High Def now." Karma comes back around to bite him, though, when he learns his wife will be making out with a hot young Latino named Javier on the show. Ari bribes the young actor with a future in film, but when Javier shies away from kissing Mrs. Ari, she seizes him in a lip-lock. Later, she explains to Ari that all she really wanted was for him to think she’s still sexy. "You’re the beautiful mother of my children," he tells her as he throws her on the bed.
E thinks he’s en route to some star-studded romance himself when Anna calls to set a dinner date. He meets her, but it turns out she already has a boyfriend and wants to hire E as her manager. When E gets back to the house, Drama taunts him for thinking he had a shot with a celebrity, and all Vince can say is, "She wants you to be her manager? Interesting…"
Better yet, the trailer ended with anofficial website for this not-so-real film.
Medellin Trailer and Site
From writer/director Billy Walsh (Queens Boulevard, Grand Jury Award, Sundance Film Festival) comes Medellin, the story of the most ruthless drug dealer in the history of the world. Set against the backdrop of the 80s cocaine craze Medellin is the story of Pablo Escobar (Vincent Chase): the legend and the man. Born to a teacher and peasant in a Colombian village, it was clear from a young age that Pablo Escobar had appetites beyond what his small town could provide — including a penchant for young women such as the village beauty played by newcomer Leili Cochoco.
In an epic tour de force, Medellin tells the unvarnished story of the man Forbes Magazine once named the seventh-richest man in the world — and the blood he shed to get there. Taking on small-time dealers, drug cartels, Colombian and U.S. government forces, Pablo Escobar built the powerful Cartel de Medellín, leaving countless enemies in his wake. Escobar offered only two choices for those who stood in his way — bribery or death. And yet, the man suspected of assassinating presidential candidates, bombing Avianca Flight 203 and providing cocaine to 80 percent of the world’s cocaine market, seemed to be above the law.
Vincent Chase, as you’ve never seen him before, reveals the human side of the monster, and Medellin explores why this charismatic murderer and drug kingpin also had many followers. A Colombian Robin Hood, building cathedrals, homes and football stadiums for the poor in the small towns like the one he came from, Escobar’s fans sought to protect him with the same dedication that his enemies reserved for retribution.
Facing extradition to the United States, Escobar builds himself a palatial prison, agreeing to a five-year sentence. But when he finds out his government intends to move him, Escobar escapes La Catedral. His escape triggers an all-out man hunt, and in a heart-pounding climax, it takes US Delta Forces, NAVY SEALS, the Colombian army and the vigilante group Los Pepes to bring him down.
Reviled by millions, mourned by his people, Pablo Escobar stirs passions to this day. Medellin traces the life, lusts and complexities of Colombia’s most notorious citizen.
Fistfights notwithstanding, the ‘Medellin’ leak turns out to be a blessing: Ari’s office has been flooded with calls looking to cash in on Vince’s sudden marketability. But, the agent promises Vince he’ll convince Dana Gordon, who’s back on top after Ari got her fired from Warner Bros., to attach Vince to a mountain-hiking story called ‘Lost in the Clouds.’ Also, Elvis Mitchell from Interview magazine is in town to meet Vince, E and Walsh about the genius behind ‘Medellin.’ The trio makes it through the meeting without a meltdown, but afterward, a shirtless Walsh (complete with a monstrous ‘Medellin’ tattoo on his back) chases E’s Aston-Martin down the street. Swearing he’ll never speak to the director again after the release of ‘Medellin,’ E takes a call from Ari who’s sold Dana on his dream team: "Who wants to climb Mount Annapurna," he asks. "Vinny stars, E produces, Walsh directs. Boom."