Tommy Lee Jones is currently waiting to see if he will win an Oscar for playing for playing Thaddeus Stevens in Lincoln, and it appear he may be trying to line up next year’s Oscar nom with The General.
Peter Webber’s film follows General Douglas MacArthur who found himself in the unusual position of being the de facto ruler of Japan at the end of World War II. However while he’s good at fighting the Japanese, he doesn’t known all that much about their culture, so he brings in an expert, General Bonner Fellers (Matthew Fox), to help determine whether Japanese emperor Hirohito, should be hanged for war crimes. Fellers opinion may be coloured by memories of a relationship with Aya (Eriko Hatsune), a Japanese exchange student he met in the US before Pearl Harbor.
There’s no news on when we might see the film, but you can watch the trailer below.