Tommy Lee Jones to join WWII epic 'Emperor'

Wednesday January 18, 2012

Tommy Lee Jones has been cast in World War II drama Emperor.

The No Country For Old Men actor will play General Douglas MacArthur, supreme commander of the occupying forces in Japan after the country's surrender, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"Tommy will bring strength, intelligence and gravitas to the portrayal of Gen Douglas MacArthur, a legendary American hero," producer Gary Foster said.

The star, 65, joins Matthew Fox in the historical epic.

The Lost actor is tipped to play General Bonner Fellers, who finds himself in turmoil after falling in love with a Japanese exchange student from his past.

Emperor is due to start shooting at the end of this month.

Photo: © Getty

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