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Nick Romano at screencrush.com tipped me to this. Tommy Lee Jones is going to portray  General Douglas MacArthur in the forthcoming file,  ‘Emperor‘.

I have always been a huge fan of General MacArthur and it has always been my belief that he is responsible for the tremendous success and growth of Japan after the end of World War II.

And, Tommy Lee Jones (fellow Texan) just finsihed his Golden Globe- and Oscar-nominated role in ‘Lincoln,’ and is set now to play MacArthur. Well, it is a dog’s day in paradise for the Moonster.

According to Romano, “Jones portrays Douglas MacArthur, an American general who finds himself as the new ruler of Japan during the America’s occupation of the territory shortly after Emperor Hirohito’s World War II surrender. And may we say the cigar and aviators look suits the Academy Award winner after all these years. ‘LOST‘ star Matthew Fox joins the cast (which also stars newcomer Eriko Hatsune playing the Emperor) as MacArthur’s Japanese culture expert.”

Oh, this should be great. I love the Japanese, lover WWII history and acclaim Douglas MacArthur the second greatest American general of the 20th Century (Patton is #1).

Though we’ve already seen a clip from ‘Emperor,’ the trailer, premiering on Yahoo Movies, provides an extensive look into this upcoming period film, set to hit theaters on March 8. Check it out below and let us know what you think of the movie in the comments. Do you think we have another award nomination on our hands?

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