Scott, Torn make plans for 'August'


Adam Scott and Rip Torn have marked their calendars for "August," joining Josh Hartnett and Naomie Harris in the indie feature being directed by Austin Chick.

The script, by Howard A. Rodman, follows an aggressive, young dot-com entrepreneur (Hartnett) in New York struggling to keep his head above water as the bottom of the market begins to fall out in the weeks leading to Sept. 11.

Scott will play Hartnett's brother, while Torn is their father.

Hartnett, David Guy Levy, Elisa Pugliese of 57th and Irving Prods. and Clara Markowicz of Original Media will produce alongside Original's Charlie Corwin.

"August" is being financed by Pugliese's 57th and Irving Prods. and was packaged by CAA. CAA is handling domestic sale.

The film will be shot on location in New York, with principal photography to begin April 16.

Scott, repped by Gersh and Untitled, next appears in "Knocked Up" opposite Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl. He recently finished shooting "The Great Buck Howard" with John Malkovich and will be heard in the upcoming Pixar animated movie "Ratatouille."

Torn most recently appeared on the big screen in "Zoom" and "Marie Antoinette." He also appeared in a recent episode of NBC's "30 Rock."