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ARC Entertainment Snaps Up U.S. Rights to Martial Arts Drama ‘Bunraku’

Action film stars Demi Moore and Josh Hartnett and centers on a town terrorized by criminals

ARC Entertainment and Barry Gordon's XLrator Media has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the Snoot Entertainment’s "Bunraku." 

The martial arts film premiered at the 2010 Toronto Film Festival. Among its stars are Josh Hartnett, Ron Perlman, Demi Moore, Woody Harrelson, Kevin McKidd and Jordi Mollà as well as Japanese actors Gackt Camui and Shun Sugata.

The movie centers on a mysterious drifter (Hartnett) and young Japanese warrior Yoshi (Gackt) who arrive in a town that has been terrorized by criminals. The two eventually join forces to bring down the bad guys. 

Snoot Entertainment’s Keith Calder and Jessica Wu produced the film along with Nava Levin of Picturesque Films, and Ram Bergman. Alex McDowell co-produced the picture.