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Jim Sturgess, Koji Yakusho join Defending The Enemy

James Moll is attached to direct the adaptation of book A Trial of Generals.

Jim Sturgess [pictured] and Koji Yakusho will star in Defending The Enemy, which FilmBridge International is shopping worldwide in Cannes.

James Moll is attached to direct from the book A Trial of Generals about a young lawyer assigned to defend the Japanese General Matsaharu Homma after the end of WWII.

The General was accused of war crimes for allegedly orchestrating the Bataan Death March.

FilmBridge is arranging financing and principal photography is set to begin in August.

Jonathan Sanger, whose credits include The Elephant Man and The Producers, will produce Defending The Enemy.

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