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Trailer For August Stars Josh Hartnett and Depicts the Dot-Com Bubble Burst

August: The Movie That Makes Being a Nerd Look Glam

If I was pitched a movie about the dot-com bubble bursting and the rise and fall of a start-up, I'd be Fandango-ing already — but then, again, I was the girl who loved Pirates of Silicon Valley. Hollywood execs know that nongeeks need to be drawn to see their movies, too, so they add sex and flash — which they did here with the upcoming film August. And it works!

Josh Hartnett is the CEO of fictional start-up Landshark, which appears to hit the big time in the early 2000s, and his swagger is not Hollywood crafted, rather, he seems like he did his research on Valleywag to get into character. I'll be first in line!

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penny1614 penny1614 9 years
I'm gonna see it just for Josh Hartnett! Who cares about Bowie?
Beastiegirl5 Beastiegirl5 9 years
This won't top his "cameo" in the Venture Bros., but I may watch it just for the Bowie.
neko neko 9 years
I'll be first in line at my theatre too :) startups are part of my job, it will be nice seeing them in a movie, even if they're poorly represented.
Blackthorne Blackthorne 9 years
Zomg! David Bowie! I'm there. Is it August yet?
Tech Tech 9 years
Maybe you have to live near the Silicon Valley and know dudes like this to appreciate it!
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
I think it looks a bit awful, too. sorry, Geek.
TidalWave TidalWave 9 years
Uh.... no mention of David Bowie being in this movie?!! David Bowie is in this movie! Honestly, it looks awful. And the plot has been done a million times over.
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