Rosario Dawson Opts Out Of Kevin Smith’s ‘Zack and Miri Make a Porno’

It’s been a full-time job keeping up with all the Rosario Dawson casting news over the past couple weeks. A few days ago, “Eagle Eye” director D.J. Caruso (“Disturbia) told us that Dawson was set for his new flick opposite Shia LaBeouf, and the week before, Kevin Smith told us all about how he wrote the part of Miri in his upcoming flick, “Zack and Miri Make a Porno” specifically for the “Clerks 2” star. Smith even confided to us that he’d be “flabbergasted” if she didn’t do it.

Well, consider Smith flabbergasted. We talked to Dawson for some 40 minutes yesterday about her new film “Descent,” and just about every other project under the sun (stay tuned for more from the interview soon), and so we of course brought up the Kevin Smith film.

Her response? “It’s going to be a really interesting film. I don’t think I’m going to be a part of it. He wrote it for me, but I’m just signing on to do [“Eagle Eye”] and that’s going to be shooting from November to March.”

Happy to see Dawson opt out of the View Askew universe or bummed she’s spending time with Mr. LaBeouf? Tell us what you think.