added: Thu, Mar 2nd '17
"The Force Awakens" star Oscar Isaac, The Walk's Charlotte Le Bon, and Oscar-winner Christian Bale try to survive the fall the Ottoman Empire in the new U.S. trailer for "The Promise."
Set in the days that led up to the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the Armenian Genocide during World War I, the epic period drama follows an Armenian medical student, named Michael (Isaac), as he forms a very close relationship with a beautiful woman, named Ana (Le Bon) while studying in Turkey.
However, when Ana's boyfriend, Chris, a respected American war journalist (Bale), learns that the country has become unsafe for Armenians, he warns Ana and tells her that she must leave immediately. Meanwhile, Michael is organizing an escape route for Ana and their people. And while they may have started their relationship as rivals, Michael and Chris come together for one common goal: to protect the woman they both love.
Acclaimed Irish filmmaker Terry George, of "Hotel Rwanda" fame, directs from a script he co-wrote with "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" screenwriter Robin Swicord.
Co-starring Shohreh Aghdashloo, Angela Sarafyan, Rade Serbedzija, and Daniel Gimenez Cacho, "The Promise" will be hitting theaters April 21st.
Empires fall, love survives. When Michael (Oscar Isaac), a brilliant medical student, meets Ana (Charlotte Le Bon), their shared Armenian heritage sparks an attraction that explodes into a romantic rivalry between Michael and Ana’s boyfriend Chris (Christian Bale), a famous American photojournalist dedicated to exposing political truth. As the Ottoman Empire crumbles into war-torn chaos, their conflicting passions must be deferred while they join forces to get their people to safety and survive themselves.
directed by Terry George
starring Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, Christian Bale, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Angela Sarafyan, Rade Serbedzija, Daniel Gimenez Cacho
release date April 21, 2017