Christian Bale Tries to Escape Genocide in 'The Promise' Trailer


Christian Bale Tries to Escape Genocide in 'The Promise' Trailer


The historical romantic drama features Bale as American Associated Press journalist who visits war zone during the last days of the Ottoman Empire to report the war.
Open Road Films has released new trailer for historical romantic drama "The Promise". The movie, which is set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, follows a love triangle between Oscar Isaac's Michael, Christian Bale's Chris and Charlotte Le Bon's Ana.

Bale's Chris is an American Associated Press journalist who brings his Armenian girlfriend Ana from Paris to the war zone. Meanwhile, Isaac portrays an Armenian medical student who is later attracted to Ana.



The trailer features the interaction between the trio and their attempts to survive the war. When Chris is asked by an Ottoman general about what the AP is doing in the region, Chris explains, "Reporting the war." The general, though, replies by saying, "There is no war here." The trio's love story is later interrupted by the bloody chaos in the empire, which leads them to join forces to save their people and themselves.

Academy Award winner Terry George, who helmed and wrote critically acclaimed 2004's "Hotel Rwanda", directs "The Promise" from a script he writes with Robin Swicord. Eric Esrailian produces the movie on behalf of Survival Pictures along with Mike Medavoy for Phoenix Pictures, Ralph Winter and William Horberg.

"The Promise" premiered at Toronto International Film Festival last September to mixed reviews. Also staring in the movie are James Cromwell, Jean Reno, Shohreh Aghdashloo and Daniel Gimenez. The movie is set to be released in U.S. theaters on April 21.


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