Based on true historic events and set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, “The Promise” follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris — a renowned American journalist based in Paris.
Bale will play Chris, an AP reporter in love with both a woman and the danger of being in a combat zone amidst a world that is falling apart.
Isaac will play Michael, a medical student in love with the same woman but conflicted by old-world traditions and his heart.
The Ottoman Empire was dissolved in 1922 following the Armenian Genocide of 1915, which resulted in an estimated death toll of 1.5 million people.
The subject has been near and dear to Terry George, who in March 2013, was a guest of the Armenian State Pedagogical University, where the Irish filmmaker compared the Armenian genocide to the Rwanda genocide that he chronicled in “Hotel Rwanda.”
Directed by: Terry George (Hotel Rwanda, Reservation Road, The Shore)
Written by: Terry George and Robin Swicord (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)
Produced By: Eric Esrailian, Mike Medavoy, Ralph Winter and William Horberg
Cinematography: Javier Aguirresarobe (Blue Jasmine, Vicky Cristina Barcelona)
Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Ex Machina)
Charlotte Le Bon (The Walk, The Hundred-Foot Journey)
Christian Bale (The Fighter, American Hustle, The Dark Knight)
Shohreh Aghdashloo (Septembers Of Shiraz, X-Men, House of Sand+Fog)
Angela Sarafyan (The Immigrant, Paranoia)
Jean Reno (Hotel Rwanda, The Professional)
James Cromwell (The Green Mile, The Queen)
Daniel Giminez Cacho (Y Tu Mamá También, Bad Education)
Marwan Kenzari (Autobahn, Ben-Hur)