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Josh Hartnett's 'Wrath of Man' Character Was Entirely Improvised

Josh Hartnett is making a surprising revelation.

The 42-year-old actor opened up about his role in Guy Ritchie‘s Wrath of Man in an interview with Cinema Blend.

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During the conversation, he revealed something surprising about his character “Boy Sweat Dave”: he didn’t originally exist.

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Josh Hartnett Reveals He & His Partner Tamsin Egerton Secretly Welcomed Their Third Child in 2019!

Surprise! Josh Hartnett is a father of three!

In a new interview, Josh revealed that his partner, Tamsin Egerton, gave birth to their third child in late 2019.

While speaking with Mr. Porter, Josh was asked if there were particular acting projects that he was most excited about.

Josh responded, “There are, but the thing I am most proud of is that I’m a father of three and I have a good relationship with my partner and a great family life and I’m still able to do good work and, as I’ve got older, the characters have become more interesting.”

The three kids aged five, three and one, but Josh and Tamsin have never revealed the names of their children publicly.

If you missed it, Josh believes there was one moment in 2001 that set up his career to fail.

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Josh Hartnett Reveals the Moment in 2001 That Set His Career Up to Fail

Josh Hartnett is opening up about the launch of his acting career in the early 2000s and how one crucial moment set him up to fail.

Just weeks after the release of Pearl Harbor in 2001, Josh was featured on the cover of Vanity Fair and the profile made him question what he was doing in Hollywood.

“Oh, that was an awful piece,” Josh said in a new interview with The Guardian. “Was there even a quote from me in it, or was it just everyone talking about how hot I was? People got a chip on their shoulder about me after that. They genuinely thought I’d been thrust on them. It was a very weird time.”

Josh had turned down the opportunity to play Superman and reports claimed he did the same for Batman, though those weren’t true.

“They looked at me as someone who had bitten the hand that fed me. It wasn’t that. I wasn’t doing it to be recalcitrant or a rebel,” Josh said. “People wanted to create a brand around me that was going to be accessible and well-liked, but I didn’t respond to the idea of playing the same character over and over, so I branched out. I tried to find smaller films I could be part of and, in the process, I burned my bridges at the studios because I wasn’t participating. Our goals weren’t the same.”

Josh says he has looked back at the Vanity Fair article and realizes now that it wasn’t that bad, but at the time he felt like it was not good for his career.

“It’s just that it happened at a time when I wasn’t that famous, and it seemed to already be asking whether I should be or not. I felt like: ‘Oh my God! I’m not the tallest poppy yet – don’t cut me down!’ I was being compared to Tom Cruise and Julia Roberts and that’s insane. It was a set-up-to-fail moment,” Josh said. “It was actually an interesting look at the nature of fame. If only it wasn’t about me.”

Josh has been working on a thriller amid the pandemic!

Josh Hartnett to Star in Action-Thriller That's Shooting During the Pandemic

Josh Hartnett is working on a new action-thriller flock.

The 42-year-old actor has been filming the new crime action-thriller Ida Red in Oklahoma during the pandemic, Deadline reports.

The movie is nearing the end of production in and around Tulsa, Oklahoma and is said to be “closely following Oklahoma and SAG-AFTRA health and safety COVID-19 protocols.”

Written and directed by John Swab, Josh stars in the movie alongside Frank Grillo, Melissa Leo, William Forsythe, Sofia Hublitz, Deborah Ann Woll, Mark Boone Junior, Beau Knapp, Slaine, and Nicholas Cirillo.

Ida Red follows “career criminal Ida ‘Red’ Walker (Leo) who is battling a terminal illness while serving a 25-year prison sentence in Oklahoma. Under Ida’s tutelage, her son, Wyatt Walker (Hartnett) has sustained the family business, alongside his uncle, Dallas Walker (Grillo). When a job goes awry, local detective and Wyatt’s brother-in-law, Bodie Collier (Slaine), is joined by FBI agent Lawrence Twilley (Forsythe), to track down the responsible party.

Josh Hartnett Clarifies Which Superhero Role He Actually Turned Down Between Spider-Man, Superman & Batman

Josh Hartnett is clarifying the reports that he turned down three big superhero roles: Spider-Man (eventually played by Tobey Maguire), Batman (Christian Bale) and Superman (Brandon Routh).

“I didn’t turn down Spider-Man. I don’t know where that came from. I’d only turned down Superman as a straight-up offer,” Josh told Variety. “But I was, at that time of my career, where a lot of people were asking me to do those types of movies. I was having meetings with those directors and people were saying: ‘Would you be interested?’ I talked to them about what they were doing and I ultimately decided I wasn’t, but that was a very privileged place for a young man to be in. I’m a little bit outside of the box and had the leverage to do that, and that’s the direction I chose.”

He continued, “Batman wasn’t an audition or an offer. It was a conversation with the director [Christopher Nolan]. I think there’s a lot of misinformation out there. When you say one thing one time about it, and now it gets blown up. But I don’t really care to tell that story over and over again.”

Here’s what Josh said back in 2015, which lead to the confusion about the Batman role.

Josh Hartnett Stars in 'Inherit the Viper' - Watch the Trailer! (Video)

Josh Hartnett stars in the upcoming Inherit the Viper, and you can watch the trailer right here.

The film also stars Margarita Levieva, Owen Teague, Valorie Curry, Chandler Riggs, Brad William Henke, Tara Buck, Dash Mihok and Bruce Dern.

Here’s a plot summary: for siblings Kip (Hartnett) and Josie (Levieva), dealing opioids isn’t just their family business—it’s their only means of survival. When a deal goes fatally wrong, Kip decides he wants out. But Kip’s attempt to escape his family’s legacy ignites a powder keg of violence and betrayal, imperiling Kip, Josie, and their younger brother, Boots (Teague), in this searing crime-thriller that builds to a shattering conclusion.

The movie hits select theaters, on demand and digital on January 10, 2020.

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INHERIT THE VIPER – In Select Theaters, On Digital, and On Demand January 10
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Josh Hartnett to Star in Upcoming Drama 'Paradise Lost'

Josh Hartnett is taking on an exciting new role!

The 40-year-old Penny Dreadful actor will star in the upcoming 10-episode Spectrum/Paramount Network drama called Paradise Lost, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed on Tuesday (June 11).

Josh joins Jane The Virgin‘s Bridget Regan in the series, as well as Barbara Hershey, Nick Nolte, Gail Bean, Danielle Deadwyler and Shane McRae.

The series revolves around a psychiatrist (Regan) who moves with her family from California to her husband’s (Hartnett) hometown in Mississippi only to uncover shameful secrets that irrevocably change the lives of everyone involved.

Paradise Lost is a complex, compelling series full of incredible characters, including the small town in Mississippi where it is set. We’re excited to see John Lee Hancock bring this incredible world to life, building on the vision that Rodes Fishburne and Arika Lisanne Mittman have so vividly created,” said Paramount Network and TV Land exec Keith Cox.

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