Hmmm...Tommy Lee Jones as General Douglas MacArthur...with a script seemingly by someone from the George Lucas School of Overstating the Obvious (There is a right time to set a spark to a powder keg?)
(Link - video comes on in a few seconds' time)
Strangely, I do not think that MacArthur would have had any problem in knowing what to say to a god.
As for guessing games, Nishida Toshiyuki, who has been running himself ragged crusading for his native Fukushima, plays...I'm guessing, Yoshida Shigeru?
Ibu Masato plays...the Showa Emperor?
Nakamura Masatoshi (featured in the clip) plays...an impossibly wooden and black-haired Shirasu Jiro?
The film opens in U.S. theaters on March 8. Japan release will not be until the summer. (Link - J)
Speaking of Tommy Lee Jones -- his BOSS commercials in the wake of 3/11, where Mr. Jones signs up for another stint on Earth, were uplifting at a hard time for this blessed land -- a damn difficult thing for a canned coffee commercial to be.
Time to unpeg the renminbi
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