Remember when there were romance rumors of heart throb Josh Hartnett hooking up with Rihanna?
Josh Hartnett attended the movie premiere for his new film August last night at the Tribeca Grand Hotel. Josh was spotted hanging out with Kirsten Dunst and Susan Sarandon at the after party. The Kirsten Dunst factor is significant because Kirsten who has been dubbed "Kirsten Drunkst" entered rehab after she was seen partying hard and making out with Josh at Hyde in Sundance. It looks like the pair may be on again.
What happened to your hair Josh? Josh's new film August directed by XX/XY helmer Austin Chick opens tomorrow. We had the opportunity to attend an advance screening and here is our movie review. Josh plays a dotcom millionaire who falls hard after the internet bubble bursts at his company Landshark.com. We think the story would have worked better if the story arc showed more success and balanced it with the Land Shark CEO's failures.
Josh Hartnett fans won't be disappointed if they want to see some Josh beefcake. Josh is shirtless several times in the movie to show off his tattoos and even has an intense love scene. Josh also flashes some skin when he's bending over to prepare dinner for a date. Click here to watch more clips for the movie.
Josh has several monologue scenes to show everyone he has got the internet startup lingo down. We recommend this film if you want to watch Josh Hartnett and have to see his movies. However, one of our favorite Dot-umentary films about the internet bust was the documentary "Start Up.Com". This fascinating cinema verite movie directed by Chris Hegedus and Harvard alum Jehane Noujaim follows the birth and failure of new media company govWorks.com. What works in this film is we cared about best friends Kalil Izaza Tuzman and Tom Herman. Unfortunately, there aren't any likeable characters in the movie August for anyone to feel compassion for when the company is bankrupt. Click here to watch the trailer for Startup.com. We recommend a Netflix rental of Startup.com if you missed it during it's theatrical release. We'd also like to mention there is a cameo in the film by Jason Calacanis who was the co-founder of Weblogs Inc. and is now CEO of Mahalo.com . Rock star David Bowie also makes an appearance as a ruthless businessman. The cast of August is set to ring the bell at the Wall Street New York Stock Exchange to promote the release of the movie. UPDATE VIDEO ADDED.
SUNDANCE '08 - MY PREMIERE: AUGUST
Some ambitious men are their own worst enemies. That's the central theme of August, a Sundance Film Festival drama starring Josh Hartnett as a vibrant young technology CEO who is skimming the surface of the dot-com bubble as it prepared to burst in 2001. Hartnett's character, Tom Sterling, is a human time bomb whose loud mouth and charisma threaten to light his own fuse. His story unfolds in the month before 9/11, and numerous details allude to the coming tragedy. He runs a corporation called LandShark that may not actually produce anything, and he frivolously hemorrhages funds on corporate jets and other accoutrements of wealth to make potential investors think business is skyrocketing. This celebrity CEO's charm in front of the camera becomes boorish to his family, lovers and friends. As he spirals out of control, it threatens not only the company but also the livelihood of his brother (played by Adam Scott), who is the technical genius behind their operation. Hartnett says playing the bad guy as hero was a lot of fun. source
AUGUST - Trailer