Rosario Dawson, Frank Langella, Penn Badgley star in "Parts Per Billion"


"Parts Per Billion," a drama starring Frank Langella, Gena Rowlands and Rosario Dawson, has been approved for nearly $300,000 in film incentives on anticipated Michigan spending of almost $1 million, the Michigan Film Office announced today.

The movie is about three couples facing a devastating war and the effect it has on their lives and relationships. It's expected to film in metro Detroit next month.

The cast also includes Penn Badgley of "Gossip Girl" and Josh Hartnett of "Pearl Harbor."

Molly Hassell, who's producing the project, has made two previous films in Michigan: "Vamps" with Alicia Silverstone and "Giant Mechanical Man" with Jenna Fischer. The screenwriter of "Parts Per Billion," Brian Horiuchi will make his directorial debut with the movie.

Since the start of fiscal 2013 in October, six projects have gotten the OK for about $800,000 in incentives on $2.8 million in in-state expenses. That leaves just more than $57 billion in available incentives for the rest of the fiscal year.