Lost star Matthew Fox is taking on the lead role in a new political thriller set in Japan called Emperor. Fox is a good actor whose movie career really hasn't taken off the way I thought it would, but this should be a solid movie for him.
The story is based on true events, and tells the "epic story of love and understanding set amidst the uncertainties of the days following the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII, when General Douglas MacArthur served as the de facto ruler of Japan as supreme commander of the occupying forces." The story will also explore "the story of Fellers' love affair with a Japanese exchange student he had met years before in the U.S., and his quest to find her in the ravaged post-war landscape."
According to Variety Fox will will play one of MacArthur's leading Japanese experts, Gen. Bonner Fellers, "who is charged with reaching a decision of historical importance: should Emperor Hirohito be tried and hanged as a war criminal?"
This could end up being a great film depending how much you're into historical movies. I enjoy watching these kinds of films so I think I might enjoy it. The movie is being directed by Peter Webber (The Girl With a Pearl Earring) from a script written by David Klass and Vera Blasi.
The next movie that we will see Fox in is the feature film adaptation of I, Alex Cross, and he also has a role in director Marc Forster's film adaptation of World War Z.