Here’s the first clip from the upcoming Emperor movie, which comes from director Peter Webber and stars always great Tommy Lee Jones, Matthew Fox and Eriko Hatsune.
The movie, or if you prefer – the historical drama will premiere this night at the Toronto International Film Festival, and we have no doubts that it will be a successful night for Webber and his team.
This short clip unfortunately shows no action, it’s more like a little description of a situation that comes straight from Lee Jones, who portrays General Douglas MacArthur, man who suddenly finds himself the de facto ruler of a foreign nation. And just in case you already forgot the synopsis part, let us remind you that this is the moment when Fox jumps in.
He plays an expert in Japanese culture – General Bonner Fellers, who will have a job to 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, played by 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.
Well, no wonder Emperor is already being described as a gripping tale of love and honor forged between fierce enemies of war.
However, the story is inspired by true events of the bold and secret moves that won the peace in the shadows of post-war Japan.
Sounds cool so far, that’s why we’ll keep an eye on it!