April 15, 2008 / 9:53 AM / 10 years ago

Demi Moore stars with Posey, Harrelson in films

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Demi Moore is getting her indie vibe on, booking back-to-back starring roles in a family drama and a martial arts movie.

Moore, along with indie queen Parker Posey, will headline “Happy Tears” from filmmaker Mitchell Lichtenstein (“Teeth”). She will then hook up again with her “Indecent Proposal” co-star Woody Harrelson to play a concubine in “Bunraku.”

“Tears,” which Lichtenstein wrote and is directing, follows a woman (Posey), prone to self-aggrandizement, who returns to her Wisconsin home and must deal with her bitter sister and her father, who suffers from a rare form of dementia. Moore plays the sister, fed up with dealing with the hateful father.

Shooting begins this month in Philadelphia.

“Bunraku,” written and directed by Guy Moshe, follows a man (Josh Hartnett) on a revenge quest who finds himself in an even bigger fight than he bargained for.

The film is set in an original universe a la “Sin City” and draws from a mixed bag of genres, including puppets, origami, comic books, video games and German expressionism.

Moore plays the enslaved concubine of a warlord who is forced to marry her captor. Harrelson, in a familiar role, plays a bartender. Shooting is scheduled to take place in Europe.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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