Josh Hartnett wants puppet love?

Sin City star talks weird Japanese movie...

"I'm going to Romania to shoot this film called Bunraku," says Josh Harnett, talking to MTV News, "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."

Say what?

Describing something that sounds like a cross between anime and the world of Being John Malkovich’s puppet loving John Cusack character brought to vivid life, it’s based on a 400-year-old Japanese theatre tradition that blends real human actors with puppets and chanting.

"The script has a lot of fight sequences, but it's more about these crazy characters," Hartnett explains. "Like my character, he's a gypsy and he's coming into town and he's got something to prove - and no one really knows what he's about. It's not fantasy. Well, I mean, it's fantasy in that it's not reality, but it's not Narnia. It's a film that, I don't know how to stick it into a genre, but I would say it's more a film like Sin City than anything else."

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