Harris and Hartnett set 'August' date


Josh Hartnett and Naomie Harris have marked their calendars for "August," an indie feature being directed by Austin Chick. Chick also co-wrote the screenplay with Howard Rodman.

The story revolves around two brothers who try to keep their startup financial company afloat on Wall Street a month before the Sept. 11 attacks. Hartnett will play one of the brothers. Harris will be the female lead.

The feature, slated to go into production in April in New York, is being financed by Union Square and 57th & Irving.

Hartnett is producing along with Charlie Corwin ("Half Nelson").

Chick is best known for "XX/XY," which was nominated for the grand jury prize at 2002's Sundance Film Festival.

Hartnett, repped by CAA and attorney David Weber, stars in the upcoming films "Resurrecting the Champ" and "30 Days of Night."

Harris reprises her role as the mysterious Tia Dalma in the upcoming "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End." Her credits include "Miami Vice" and "28 Days Later." She also is repped by CAA and ARG Talent in London.