Brittany Murphy is toplining The Ramen Girl with Japanese actor Toshiyuki Nishida, according to Variety. Robert Allan Ackerman will direct the film from a script by Becca Topol.

The movie is about an American woman (Murphy) who's stranded in Tokyo after breaking up with her boyfriend. Searching for direction in life, she trains to be a ramen noodle chef under a tyrannical Japanese master (Nishida).

The film will be produced by Media 8 Entertainment as well as both Ackerman and Murphy.