New The Promise poster with Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale
Open Road Films has revealed a new poster for The Promise, featuring stars Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Charlotte Le Bon (The Hundred-Foot Journey) and Christian Bale (American Hustle). Check out The Promise poster in the gallery below!
The film takes place during the Armenian Genocide and tells the story of an Armenian medical student (Isaac) during the final days of the Ottoman Empire. He falls in love with Ana (Le Bon), causing issues with her boyfriend Chris (Bale). The Armenian Genocide resulted in a reported 1.5 million deaths and took place from 1915-1923.
The Promise begins in 1914. As the Great War looms, the vast Ottoman Empire is crumbling. Constantinople (Istanbul), its once vibrant, multicultural capital is about to be consumed by chaos. Michael Boghosian (Oscar Isaac), arrives in the cosmopolitan hub as a medical student determined to bring modern medicine back to Siroun, his ancestral village in Southern Turkey where Turkish Muslims and Armenian Christians have lived side by side for centuries. Photo-journalist Chris Myers (Christian Bale), has come here only partly to cover geo-politics. He is mesmerized by his love for Ana (Charlotte Le Bon), an Armenian artist he has accompanied from Paris after the sudden death of her father. When Michael meets Ana, their shared Armenian heritage sparks an attraction that explodes into a romantic rivalry between the two men even as Michael hangs on to a promise from his past. After the Turks join the war on the German side, the Empire turns violently against its own ethnic minorities. Despite their conflicts, everyone must find a way to survive — even as monumental events envelope their lives.
It’s directed by Terry George (Hotel Rwanda, Reservation Road), who won an Academy Award in 2012 for his short film The Shore. The film was written by George and Robin Swicord (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button).
The film will hit theaters on April 21, 2017.