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DETROIT, MI - A movie called "Parts Per Billion," starring Rosario Dawson and Josh Hartnett, has received state film incentives and will shoot in Metro Detroit next month.
The Michigan Film Office confirmed Monday afternoon the news to Mlive Detroit after speculation swirled about the film last week.
A synopsis of the film, courtesy of a film office press release, after I got the confirmation:
"The film tells the interwoven stories of three couples forced to make life altering decisions in the face of a disastrous war."
Other cast members in the film include Frank Langella ("Frost/Nixon," "Superman Returns"), Gena Rowlands ("The Notebook," "The Skeleton Key"), Penn Badgley ("Gossip Girl," "Easy A").
This movie is the third project in Michigan producer Molly Hassell (Vamps, The Giant Mechanical Man).
The screenplay is by Brian Horiuchi, who is also directing.
"Repeat business is a sign of a quality product" said Margaret O'Riley, director of the film office, in a press release. "Filming this project in Michigan speaks to our competitive incentive program, our talented workforce and the quality of filmmaking this state has to offer."
Parts Per Billion, according to the release, was awarded an incentive of $295,766 on $991,003 of projected in-state expenditures.
The project is expected to hire 73 Michigan workers with a full time equivalent of 9 jobs.
Six projects have been awarded by the state film office a total of $807,310 on $2,776,210 of approved production expenditures for the fiscal year of 2013.
These projects are expected to create 293 Michigan hires with a full time equivalent of 17 jobs.
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