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Penn Badgley, Teresa Palmer And More Join Romantic Drama Parts Per Billions

As though having names like Frank Langella, Gena Rowlands, Rosario Dawson and Josh Hartnett attached to the project wasn't enough, Parts Per Billions - the new ensemble film from director Brian Horiuchi - has added a few more notable names to its cast. It was announced today that Penn Badgley, Teresa Palmer, Alexis Bledel and Hill Harper have all taken parts in the project, which is already in production. They are currently filming up in Detroit and will be working through Christmas.

Horiuchi's directorial debut (he previously wrote the 2009 horror flick Circle of Eight) the new project is structured with interwoven stories a la Magnolia and Crash. The plot is set before a disastrous biological war as three separate couples are faced with life-altering decisions. The press release doesn't say who any of the actors will be playing, but it was previously revealed that the characters names will be Len, Mia, Andy, Esther, Anna and Erik. The film doesn't appear to have a distributor yet, but Celluloid Nightmares is handling world sales rights.

Anyone notice the strange number of Sin City actors in this mix? Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez have gotten back together to make the sequel, A Dame To Kill For, so perhaps Dawson, Bledel and Hartnett felt it was an appropriate time for a reunion. As of now Dawson is the only one out of the group who will actually appear in the follow-up, but it's still interesting to see them grouping together seven years after they first came together.

Eric Eisenberg

NJ native who calls LA home; lives in a Dreamatorium. A decade-plus CinemaBlend veteran; endlessly enthusiastic about the career he’s dreamt of since seventh grade.