Musician Gackt will act in his first Hollywood film. The movie, titled ‘Bunraku,’ is an action film written and directed by Guy Moshe, starring Josh Hartnett and Demi Moore.
The film is named after a type of traditional Japanese puppet theater, but the universe it is set in also draws inspiration from origami, video games, and other sources. Hartnett plays a drifter on a quest for revenge. Gackt will play his companion, a samurai named Yoshi.
This is Gackt’s first movie role since he starred with hyde in the 2003 film ‘Moon Child.’
Filming began in Romania during the middle of this month. The movie is scheduled to hit U.S. theaters in 2009, but no release information for Japan has been announced yet.
(Link: Gackt’s Hollywood debut – Tokyograph.)
Count me as one who has yet to see Gackt in “Moon Child” (although it’s been on my list since it became available on DVD) but this Hollywood flick will be pretty interesting to see Gackt acting alongside Demi Moore and Josh Hartnett.
Below is from an MTV.com interview with actor Josh Hartnett:
“I’m going to Romania to shoot this film called ‘Bunraku,’ ” Hartnett revealed to MTV News, invoking a title based on a 400-year-old form of Japanese puppet theater. “All the cast isn’t set yet, but it’s going to be a lot of really interesting actors, in this weird kind of papier-mâché world.”
So, I guess Gackt must be one of those “really interesting actors,” huh? And perhaps now is a better time than any to get into his music before we lose him to the Hollywood masses: Gackt’s music at the iTunes Store.