Open Road Films has shared a new clip from their upcoming forthcoming period drama The Promise. Set in the waning days of the Ottoman Empire, the film stars Oscar winner Christian Bale (The Fighter) and Oscar Isaac (Ex Machina) and rising actor Charlotte le Bon (The Walk) and follows a love triangle between an American journalist, a sophisticated artist and an Armenian medical student. The film made its world premiere at the 2016 Toronto Film Festival.
The newly unveiled clip showcases a toast to friendship among the trio.
Terry George, Oscar winner for the 2011 live-action short The Shore and director/co-writer of Hotel Rwanda (2004), helmed The Promise and co-wrote the script along with Robin Swicord (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button). The impressive ensemble cast includes Oscar nominated actress Shohreh Aghdashloo (House of Sand and Fog), Tom Hollander (About Time) and Oscar nominated actor James Cromwell (Babe).
The official synopsis for The Promise reads:
“It is 1914. As the Great War looms, the mighty Ottoman Empire is crumbling. Constantinople, the once vibrant, multicultural capital on the shores of the Bosporus, 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. As the Turks form an alliance with Germany and the Empire turns violently against its own ethnic minorities, their conflicting passions must be deferred while they join forces to survive even as events threaten to overwhelm them.”
The Promise opens in theaters on April 21st.