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Watch the Trailer for 'Emperor' Starring Tommy Lee Jones

Arrives in theaters in March

Tommy Lee Jones in Emperor
Tommy Lee Jones in Emperor
Photo: Roadside Attactions

Roadside Attactions recently announced a March 8 release date for their recent Toronto acquisition, Emperor starring Tommy Lee Jones, surely hoping to take advantage of a potential Best Supporting Actor win at the Oscars only a few weeks prior. The film screened at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival to middling reviews and features Jones as General MacArthur in 1945, during the American occupation of Japan following Emperor Hirohito's World War II surrender.

MacArthur finds himself the de facto ruler of a foreign nation, and assigns an expert in Japanese culture -- and psychological warfare -- General Bonner Fellers (Matthew 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? Peter Webber (Hannibal Rising) directs.

You can check out the trailer directly below.

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  • Crow


  • Winchester

    I didn't even know this film existed but it really looks like more of a rental.

  • Gannon

    This actually kind of excites me...

  • Gannon

    This kind of excites me...

  • alex

    The Last Samurai -2 ?

  • RagingTaxiDriver

    Not really sure what to even say about this. Doesn't look to good, and I was expecting an Oscar-like performance from Jones, but that doesn't even look like a Golden Globe nom.

  • Ron Oneal Fresh

    meh trailer

    really poor CGI plane in the beginning.

    considering it's March 8 release date & it's prolific TV movie director.

    would it be fair to suggest, this film is his latest batch of TV movie mediocrity...

  • Bren

    Tommy Lee Jones plays....Tommy Lee Jones in "I Thought I Had a Chance at Another Oscar and Then Matthew Fox Showed Up"