Trump turns to Hollywood for convention help

Story highlights

  • Trump gives interview to Hollywood Reporter
  • Ari Emanuel was a character in "Entourage"

(CNN)Donald Trump revealed in a new interview published Wednesday that he's talking to Hollywood superagent Ari Emanuel about collaborating on a film to be shown at the Republican National Convention in July.

That's the same Emanuel whose brother, Rahm, is the Democratic mayor of Chicago and served as a former chief of staff in President Barack Obama's White House. And Ari Emanuel himself is a famously powerful Hollywood agent, co-CEO of the WME agency, who inspired the memorable character "Ari Gold" on the HBO show "Entourage."
    In a lengthy interview with "The Hollywood Reporter," Trump said Emanuel -- whom the interviewer describes as "among [Trump's] frequent media and now political confidants" -- is a "good friend" and "calls me a lot."
    "I call him a lot and we talk. He's very political. Even though he's not political, he's political. He gets it," Trump said.
    The business mogul also said he is talking to Ari Emanuel about having him involved in the celebratory film that Trump will show at the GOP Convention when he officially receives the party's presidential nomination.
    "You're shocked to hear that, right? [About the movie.] But yeah, I might do something with Ari," Trump said.
    Trump has previously said that he found the conventions boring and wants to add some razzle dazzle to his.