Roadside Attractions has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Peter Webber’s Emperor, which had its world premiere Friday evening at the Toronto International Film Festival. Roadside will release theatrically, and all other US rights will be distributed by partner company Lionsgate.
The film stars Golden Globe nominee Matthew Fox (World War Z, Alex Cross, “LOST”), Academy Award winner Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln, “Men in Black” films), and rising Japanese actress Eriko Hatsune (Norwegian Wood). The screenplay is by David Klass and Vera Blasi and the film is produced by Yoko Narahashi, Gary Foster, Eugene Nomura and Russ Krasnoff.
Roadside Attractions is planning a spring 2013 theatrical release. You can check out the first clip from the film here.