'Emperor' Trailer: Tommy Lee Jones Back to Historical Drama and Stern Military Types

January 17, 2013


After doing historical drama for Lincoln and "unsmiling military guy" for pretty much everything else ever, Tommy Lee Jones marries the two to play General Douglas MacArthur in Emperor. In the film, he's sent to Japan to decide whether Emperor Hirohito should be prosecuted for war crimes, or if we should just call that even after the whole blowing up entire Japanese cities thing. With him on the case: military subordinate Matthew Fox, there to lob accusations, ask the tough questions, and report back the answers--all in the exact same, unwaveringly-flat tone of someone reading directions. He is also there to fall in love. MISSIONS ACCOMPLISHED:

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