Tuesday, February 26, 2013

New Clips and Posters for WWII Drama EMPEROR

Tommy Lee Jones in Emperor

Two new clips and four posters have been released for the World War II drama "Emperor" starring Tommy Lee Jones and Matthew Fox. Directed by Peter Webber ("Girl with a Pearl Earring", "Hannibal Rising"), the film stars Jones as General Douglas MacArthur and looks to be an interesting depiction of post-war Japan. However, the mix of romance and political machinations could turn the movie into a dull melodrama. "Emperor" is scheduled for a limited release on March 8, 2013.

Check out the movie clips and posters after the jump.

Emperor Tommy Lee Jones Poster

Emperor Matthew Fox Poster

New Emperor Movie Poster

Official Synopsis

"Matthew Fox (WORLD WAR Z, I, ALEX CROSS, "Lost") joins with Academy Award (R) winner Tommy Lee Jones (LINCOLN, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, THE FUGITIVE, HOPE SPRINGS), newcomer Eriko Hatsune and award-winning Japanese star Toshiyuki Nishida (GET UP!, TSURIBAKA NISSHI 14, TSURIBAKA NISSHI 6, GAKKO, DUN-HUANG) to bring to life the American occupation of Japan in the perilous and unpredictable days just after Emperor Hirohito's World War II surrender. As General Douglas MacArthur (Jones) suddenly finds himself the de facto ruler of a foreign nation, he assigns an expert in Japanese culture - and psychological warfare - General Bonner Fellers (Fox), to covertly investigate the looming question hanging over the country: should the Japanese Emperor, worshiped by his people but accused of war crimes, be punished or saved? Caught between the high-wire political intrigue of his urgent mission and his own impassioned search for the mysterious school teacher (Hatsune) who first drew him to Japan, Fellers can be certain only that the tricky subterfuge about to play out will forever change the history of two nations and his heart."


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