As previously announced the world war two saga will star Matthew Fox as a lovelorn Japanese expert investigating war crimes charges against Emperor Hirohito.

Jones will portray General Douglas MacArthur, the US Supreme Commander of the occupying forces.

Production is scheduled to begin this month in New Zealand and Japan. “Tommy will bring strength, intelligence, and gravitas to the portrayal of General Douglas MacArthur, a legendary American hero,” producer Gary Foster said.

CAA is handling US rights on the Fellers Film and Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment venture.