Double duty for Moore on indie projects
EmptyDemi Moore is getting her indie vibe on, booking back-to-back starring roles in independent films, one a family drama, the other a martial arts movie.
Moore, along with indie queen Parker Posey, will topline "Happy Tears" from filmmaker Mitchell Lichtenstein ("Teeth"). She will then hook up with Woody Harrelson for "Bunraku" from Snoot Entertainment.
"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.
Joyce Pierpoline is producing via Pierpoline Prods. Shooting commences 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 plays a bartender.
Snoot's Keith Calder and Jessica Wu, Nava Levin of Picturesque Films and Ram Bergman are producing, with shooting scheduled to take place in Europe.
Moore, repped by CAA and Untitled, last starred opposite Kevin Costner in "Mr. Brooks."
Huffman, Parker and Harrelson are repped by CAA. Parker is additionally repped by D/F Management.