With Lost finished, Matthew Fox has been trying to build his film career. This year he’ll appear in both World War Z and I Alex Cross, and now Variety reports that he’s just signed on to a slightly smaller film, snagging the lead in Peter Webber’s movie Emperor.
The inspired by true events film is set in Japan right at the end of World War II. Fox will play General Bonner Fellers, regarded as a Japanese expert and faced with the daunting decision as to whether Emperor Hirohito should be charged with war crimes and hanged for his actions during the global conflict.
David Klass and Vera Blasi are on script duties, while Webber is busy setting up a shoot that will take in both New Zealand and Japan itself.
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