Demi Moore has booked back-to-back starring roles in independent films, one a family drama, the other a martial arts movie.
The Hollywood Reporter says that 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.
Shooting starts 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.
Moore plays the enslaved concubine of a warlord who is forced to marry her captor. Harrelson plays a bartender.
Shooting is scheduled to take place in Europe.