02/26/2013 10:27 am ET

'Emperor' Movie: Tommy Lee Jones & Matthew Fox Star In First Clip (VIDEO)

Tommy Lee Jones is used to playing historical icons. Fresh off his Oscar-nominated performance as Thaddeus Stevens in "Lincoln," Jones plays Gen. Douglas MacArthur in the new film "Emperor."

Co-starring Matthew Fox ("Lost"), "Emperor" focuses on the moves made by the U.S. military in Japan after World War II to secure peace. In a new clip from the film, debuting exclusively on HuffPost Entertainment, Fox, who plays General Bonner Fellers, tries to convince Jones' MacArthur that evidence is overrated in the quest for the truth. Watch above. The official synopsis of "Emperor" is below:

A gripping tale of love and honor forged between fierce enemies of war, EMPEROR tells the story, inspired by true events, of the bold and secret moves that won the peace in the shadows of post-war Japan. Starring Academy Award-winner Tommy Lee Jones, Matthew Fox, and newcomer Eriko Hatsune, EMPEROR brings 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?

"Emperor" is out in theaters on March 8.


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