Tommy Lee Jones and Matthew Fox star in a new clip from Emperor

A new clip for the upcoming WWII drama EMPEROR has been released and though its short, this clip may give history buffs a little something to look forward to. Directed by Peter Webber and starring Tommy Lee Jones and LOST’s Matthew Fox, EMPEROR will make its debut tonight at the Toronto International Film Festival. We haven’t really heard a lot about this film, so it’s tough to say one way or another whether or not it will be any good. However, I do love seeing Tommy Lee Jones as a tough and curmudgeon-y military man so there’s a little hope there.

Here’s the official synopsis for EMPEROR: A gripping tale of love and honor forged between fierce enemies of war, EMPEROR unfolds the story, inspired by true events, of the bold and secret moves that won the peace in the shadows of post-war Japan. Matthew Fox joins Academy Award® winner Tommy Lee Jones and newcomer Eriko Hatsune 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 – 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.

There hasn’t been an official release date announced for EMPEROR, but we may see it sometime early 2013. EMPEROR stars: Matthew Fox, Tommy Lee Jones, Eriko Hatsune, Toshiyuki Nishida and Masayoshi Haneda. Check out the clip below.

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