Guy Moshe (who also wrote the script) will direct the story of a lone drifter (Hartnett) who blows into town with revenge on his mind, but is soon faced with even bigger problems than he started with. Woody Harrelson also signed to play 'The Bartender' (in a bar where everyone knows your name?) and Japanese actor Shun Sugata (Kill Bill) has been cast in the role of 'Uncle'.
Moore will start work on Bunraku as soon as shooting wraps on her indie drama, Happy Tears. In Tears, she stars alongside Parker Posey in the story of a father and daughter suffering from dementia, and the older sister fed up with being their caretaker. Production on Bunraku is set to begin later this spring, and rather than rely on sound stages to take the place of the 'alternate universe', Moshe will be shooting on location in Europe. Bunraku is expected to arrive in theaters in 2009.