Actress Rosario Dawson loves working with Twin Cities' Hartnett


Rosario Dawson is one of the stars of the mind-bending thriller "Trance," opening in theaters locally this Friday, but in a recent interview, the actress' mind was also on Twin Cities actor Josh Hartnett.

Dawson and Harnett recently completed work together on the upcoming drama "Parts Per Billion."

"It's our third film, technically, together, since we did 'Sin City' and 'Girl Walks into a Bar," Dawson told me. "We play husband and wife in it. It was a film I produced and had a beautiful script by Brian Horiuchi, who directed it."

"Parts Per Billion" surrounds three couples, who are each facing a toxic outbreak. Dawson said the film was shot in Detroit, but Hartnett was commuter.

"He was coming back and forth from Minnesota the entire time when we were shooting," Dawson said. "We were complaining about the cold in Detroit, and he was like, 'Please.'"

An announcement for the release date for "Parts Per Billion" -- starring Alexis Bledel, Penn Badgley, Frank Langella and Gena Rowlands -- is still pending.

Teresa Palmer, who also stars in the "Parts Per Billion," told me during an interview for her hit film "Warm Bodies" earlier this year that she also adored Hartnett. While she didn't have any scenes with him, she was impressed what she saw of him in the film's dailies.

"He's such a natural actor. The camera just picks up his natural aura and personal quirks," Palmer said. "He just has such an interesting way of being. He just comes alive on the screen. He's also just a sweet, humble guy. He's so Minnesota."

See my full interview with Dawson for "Trance" this week on Bring Me The News.

See the trailer for the film below.

Bring Me The News film critic Tim Lammers is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and annually votes on the Critics Choice Movie Awards. Locally, he reviews films on “KARE 11 News at 11” and WCCO Radio. As a feature writer, Tim has interviewed well over 1,000 major actors and filmmakers throughout his career and his work is syndicated nationwide.

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